Knole, Kent in the ‘NT Houses & Collections Annual, 2016’
The National Trust Historic Houses & Collections Annual 2016, published in association with Apollo, is dedicated to Knole in Kent and includes these essays on eighteenth-century topics:
• Camilla Beresford, “The Bird House At Knole.” Considers a mid-18th-century gothic curiosity that once housed a remarkable collection of exotic birds.
• Christopher Rowell and Wolf Burchard, “The Third Duke of Dorset and the First Earl Whitworth as Diplomatic Patrons and Collectors.” Considers the many examples of furniture at Knole associated with the French court on the eve and aftermath of the French Revolution.
• John Chu, “Thomas Gainsborough’s Portrait of Louis-Pierre, Marquis de Champcenetz.” On how the Marquis, whose portrait by Gainsborough returns to Knole this year, found refuge and friendship in England (the portrait was at Knole by 1793 and remained there until 1930).
A full list is available here»