New Blog – ‘Oranges and Lemons: Greville gardens & portraits’

Image: Francis or Robert Greville, Attributed to Gilbert Soest, oil on canvas, 50 x 40″. Warwick Castle.

I’ve posted a new blog (in two parts) on Our Warwickshire, describing the exotic portraits and connections of the seventeenth century Grevilles of Warwick Castle.

Click here to follow the link.

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Above: A detail of the African servant in the portrait, holding a precious silver basket of oranges and lemons to his master.

Both portraits are finely carved and gilded auricular frames.

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