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Painted Cloths from Brandeston Hall

The painted cloths from Brandeston Hall are recorded as coming into the collection of the Lincoln City and County Museum (now The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire) in 1951 with a gift of arms & armour. They were put on display in the Grey Friars building on Broadgate. In 1975 they were loaned to Gainsborough Old Hall where they remained on display until 2005 when they were removed for condition assessment by a textile conservator and returned to Lincoln.

Brandeston Hall is located near the village of Brandeston in Suffolk. In 1844 Brandeston Hall burned down and its owner, Charles Austin, restored it as an exact replica. In 1947 the Society of Old Framlinghamians bought the Hall from the Austin family as a living war memorial to commemorate the boys and masters from nearby Framlingham College who fell in both world wars. The junior school of Framlingham College officially opened there in 1949 and Brandeston Hall is now its preparatory school.

We believe that the painted cloth was displayed in the South Room, as it was described in the 1947 sale catalogue as having ‘panelled walls and a deep frieze richly painted with Fruit Foliage and Sporting Subjects’.

 

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Battles and Dynasties

Battles and Dynasties

27 May - 3 September 2017


Battles and Dynasties explores the conflict for the crown from Domesday to present day through fascinating documents, paintings and artefacts each fundamental to our local and national heritage. The Exhibition runs from 27 May to 3 September 2017 at the Collection Museum.

It's an unmissable opportunity to see significant pieces on our doorstep here in Lincolnshire, including major objects and paintings that are rarely shown outside of London and some things from private collections that are never on display. Read more about the exhibition here

Domesday

As part of the Battles and Dynasties the Domesday Book, the country's earliest surviving public record will be on show at Lincoln Castle this summer.

This is a rare and unmissable opportunity to see Domesday on display, in a castle built by the same king that ordered the document. The iconic document will be on display in the David P J Ross Magna Carta Vault. Read more about Domesday at Lincoln Castle here

This exhibition has been made possible as a result of the Government Indemnity Scheme. Lincolnshire County Council would like to thank HM Government for providing Government Indemnity and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and Arts Council England for arranging the indemnity.

Battles and Dynasties has been brought together by Lincolnshire County Council and Lord Cormack in partnership with the Historic Lincoln Trust, The National Archives and the British Library.


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