Compton Verney

View of Compton Verney houseCompton Verney art gallery is set within 12 acres of Capability Brown landscaped parkland. It is divided into 7 collections: British Folk Art, British Portraits, Chinese, Naples, Northern European, the Women’s Library, and the Marx-Lambert design collection.

  • Folk art includes objects made by untrained artists, or people trained as sign-painters who used their painting skills to make artworks.
  • Chinese bronze horse
    Heavenly horse, bronze, Han dynasty (202 BC-AD 220)

    The Chinese collection features significant bronzes including funerary vessels.

  • The British portraits are mainly Royal and court images dating from Tudor to Georgian eras.
  • Naples has masterpieces from the Golden Age of Neapolitan art from 1600 to 1800.
  • The works in the Northern European collection were mostly made between 1450 and 1650.
  • The Woman’s Library was originally created in 1860 by Georgiana Verney, a champion of women’s education and suffrage.
  • The Marx-Lambert collection features work produced by designer Enid Marx (1902-1998) and pieces of folk art collected by Marx and her friend Margaret Lambert (1906-95).