Gertrude Bell

Tuesday 18th January 2022 at 10.45am

Lecturer: Nicholas Merchant

Few can hear the words ‘wood carving’ and not think of the genius of Grinling Gibbons who left his spectacular carvings in many British stately homes including nearby Rowley Manor, and the royal  palaces of Hampton Court and Windsor Castle. 2021 was the tercentenary off his death, so now is a good time to revel in his ability to make still lives in wood appear real in matchless trompe l’oeil.