International Property & Travel Volume 27 Number 3

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Lucas Cranach the Elder Lot and his Daughters © Compton Verney


As a selection of museums and galleries across the world reopen, there's also plenty to enjoy online if you still can't get out. Andrea Marechal Watson looks at the arts landscape in the time of Covid 19.

Lucas Cranach the Elder Portrait of Electress and her Son 1510-40, Oil on Panel Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019

Capability Brown landscape. The building was restored and six galleries were created and furnished with his collections, which remarkably include four paintings by the great 17th century master Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553.)

Cranach Artist and Innovator

Earlier this year, Compton Verney briefly opened an ittlewoods heir and eclectic

exhibition devoted to the life and legacy of Cranach which

art collector Peter Moores

brought together more works by the master and described

ranks as one of the greatest

his life as court painter to the Electors of Saxony; as a

philanthropists of modern

successful entrepreneur and as printer and illustrator of

times. He loved a lot of things: among them opera (he had 30 translated into English


owing to Covid-19, but online tours of Cranach can be

going on); archaic Chinese bronzes, folk art

seen on its website. Now Compton Verney has opened its

and Dutch and British paintings.

gardens and grounds to members – so join up! The house remains closed, but this is at least a chance to experience

dilapidated mansion in Warwickshire,

part of Moores' hugely generous gift to the nation and help

Compton Verney set in 120 acres of

keep Compton Verney alive for future generations.


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Sadly, within five days, Compton Verney was shut down

so audiences could understand what was

In 1993 his foundation bought a

Martin Luther's radical texts.


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