3 March 2020

Letters of Jenifer Myrtle Palmer

Letters of Jenifer Myrtle Palmer

From Southover Manor School at Firle Place, Sussex

Aged 14

1940

18 December 2019

FIRLE DURING WW2

By Christoper Arnander

Firle during the Second World War.

10 April 2019

A SHORT HISTORY OF FAWSLEY, NORTHANTS

By Deborah Gage

The picturesque Fawsley Estate has a rich and colourful history and is currently owned by the Gage family. Originally dating from the 7th century, the estate includes a park laid out by Capability Brown as well as a manor house that is now one of the leading hotels in Northamptonshire. This article traces the colourful history of the estate and families who have lived there.

21 February 2018

George Gage with two attendants by Anthony van Dyck

IDENTIFICATION AND PROVENANCE

By Hilary Maddicott (As published in the British Art Journal, Vol. XVIII, No. 2, Autumn 2017)

Anthony Van Dyck’s portrait in the National Gallery, London, catalogued as showing George Gage with two attendants, has been acclaimed as an ‘ambitious and innovative’ production of his early years (Pl 3).1 In this unusual ‘conversation piece’, displaying the lively interaction of three figures, Van Dyck portrays the principal subject of the paintings: a youngish man, wrapped in a stylish black cloak, in a pose conveying the innate grace, but also the skilfully-crafted nonchalance, or sprezzatura, of a courtier.