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January 2006


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New Acquistions for Compton Verney

Three new acquisitions, bought at Sotheby’s European Sculpture and Continental Furniture sale last week, will join Compton Verney’s Naples and British Portraits Collection, when the gallery opens again to the public on 31st March 2006.

The items are the Bust of Charles I (17th century), after the portrait by Gianlorenzo Bernini, (previously the property of Warwick Castle), and two enamelled gold immaculata pendants entitled Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (c. 1700), and a Sicilian gilt-copper mounted coral and mother-of-pearl frame mirror (c.1680).

The Naples and British Portraits collection form part of six permanent displays at Compton Verney, which also includes the most significant display of Chinese bronzes outside London; the largest collection of British Folk Art in the country; German medieval paintings and sculpture, and the Marx-Lambert Collection of Popular Art.

Compton Verney has a season ticket scheme, which includes free admission to all the collections and temporary exhibitions in 2006, in addition to the special themed weekends which have become so popular. These are priced at £20 (individual); £37.50 (joint); £45.00 (family).

Ina Cole, Communications Manager, Compton Verney, 01926 645540

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