The Wild, the Beautiful and the Damned is to be a new temporary exhibition about the story of beauty, debauchery and decadent art at the late Stuart Court. 5 April 2012 – 30 September 2012 Hampton Court Palace.
I was lead to this intriguing exhibition from the Treasure Hunt – National Trust Collections blog, and their article on the removal of one of their paintings to loan to the exhibition. When you visit these exhibitions you do not always think about where the paintings may have come from, it’s really interesting to hear about their journey and history as a prelude to seeing the main exhibition. Go read the article on the picture, a portrait by Sir Peter Lely of Barbara Villiers – Travels with Barbara and then wander around the rest of this beautifully illustrated and educational site.