18 January 2019
The British Murals Network would like to invite you to a walking tour and study day at Boughton House in Northamptonshire on Friday 18 January 2019
CHERON AT BOUGHTON HOUSE
Boughton is one of Britain's grandest and best-preserved stately homes, with a world-renowned art collection, managed by the Buccleuch Living Heritage Trust. The State Rooms were originally built and designed to impress William III and Mary II, with the owner Ralph Montagu (later 1st Duke of Montagu) employing the most fashionable baroque artists to furnish and decorate his home. As part of this programme, Louis Chéron completed 8 ceilings in the 1690s and early years of the 1700s, with a further ceiling attributed to Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini.
Our visit would include a rare opportunity to tour the house, and in particular to inspect and discuss the ceilings, just as the present owner, Richard Scott, the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, embarks on a long-term campaign to conserve and restore the murals.
If you are interested in taking part in the day, please do let us know soon - we will have limited places available - an email to Brett Dolman registering your interest is all that is required at this point.