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Wentworth Woodhouse: New evidence concerning the design and furnishing of the Yorkshire ‘Palace’
by Peter Brown MBE, FSA
Described by Nicholas Pevsner as ‘the finest Georgian Mansion in Great Britain with exceptional interiors’, he gives no clue to why these interior spaces deserved such an accolade?
With the tremendous help of those at Sheffield Archive, who hold a large collection of inventories, papers, drawings and invoices relating to the Mansion, together with others at the Warburg Institute, Sir John Soane Museum, the RIBA library and those in the Society of Antiquaries library, the resultant investigation has revealed a wealth of design sources, inspiration and correspondence that shed new light on this question.
Lecture to be held in the Tempest Anderson Lecture Theatre, Yorkshire Museum,
YO1 7DR at 2.30pm
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