PAST EVENT: Summer Outing 2018 – FULL

24th June 2018
Glorious Petworth & Fabulous Goodwood

Glorious Petworth & Fabulous Goodwood

Dates: Sunday, 24th June 2018, 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Cost: £100.00 (Includes coach, all entrance admissions and lunch)

Sèvres vases, Goodwood House

Our day begins with a visit to the private apartments at Petworth, courtesy of Lord and Lady Egremont, guided by Dame Rosalind Savill. The ‘Proud’ 6th Duke of Somerset, who had married a Percy heiress, rebuilt Petworth, in West Sussex, around 1688-93. In 1750, the estate was inherited by Charles Wyndham, 2nd Earl of Egremont, who in 1763 was presented by the duc de Nivernais with a Sèvres punch bowl, 1762, for his help with the peace negotiations ending the Seven Year’s War. When his 23 year old son George Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont, visited Paris in 1774-5, he acquired a Sèvres table service similar to one acquired by Madame du Barry in 1769, and two others, one at Knole, Kent, and the other for Castle Howard, North Yorkshire. There will also be a visit to see the public rooms cared for by the National Trust with curator, James Rothwell, and a chance to see a new display of silver.

We board the coach at 12:30 for Goodwood and lunch in The Lennox Room at the Goodwood Hotel. The house has kindly been opened to us by special permission of the Duke and Duchess of Richmond. The Society famously visited the house in 1988, when curator Mireille Jottrand observed Stonehenge in the background of an image painted by François–Joseph Aloncle (1734–81), on a bottle cooler from the green–ground Sèvres service made in 1766 for the 3rd Duke of Richmond; Aloncle visited the duke’s residence in Paris, the Hôtel de Brancas, to copy from George Edwards’ Histoire Naturelle de Divers Oiseaux (1745–8), see G. Zelleke, From Chantilly to Sèvres: French Porcelain and the Dukes of Richmond (FPS Monograph VIII, 1992). For more about the Sèvres at Goodwood, see our Autumn 2001
Newsletter on our website.

Departure: is at 8:30 am from the Rembrandt Hotel, 11 Thurloe Pl, London, SW7 2RS
(South Kensington tube), directly across from the Victoria and Albert Museum, where we
will also be returning.

Booking deadline: 15 June 2018

For any payment queries or food allergies, please contact: Sophie von der Goltz

Bursaries are available, please email the Chairman, Oliver Fairclough,

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