Introduction to our collections
Compton Verney is home to six diverse collections of nationally and internationally significant art from around the world:
- Paintings and objects from Naples during the ‘Golden Age’ of Baroque Art (1600-1800).
- Exquisitely carved sculptures by artists such as Tilman Riemenschneider seen alongside panel paintings by Cranach and Schongauer in the collection of Northern European art from 1450-1650.
- The British Portraits collection which features portraits of well-known Tudor Royals and important figures from the Georgian period. It also includes a portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds and two views of London by Venetian artist Canaletto who worked in Britain in the mid 1700s.
- Bronzes and pottery in our Chinese collection, dating from between the Neolithic period (about 4500-2000 BC) and Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).
- The UK’s largest collection of British Folk Art objects and paintings, made as everyday objects by everyday people.
- Objects of inspiration and original textile designs by Enid Marx in our Marx-Lambert collection. Marx was most famous for her fabric designs for the London Underground in the 1930s.