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Sudley House is the former family home of the Holt family. George Holt founded the Liverpool shipping line Lamport and Holt and was a pioneer of trade with Brazil.
Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site, Gallery
Open 10am-5pm daily
Closed from 2pm on 24 December, all day 25 and 26 December and 1 January.
Sudley displays fine 18th and 19th century paintings from Holt's collection, together with works from the Walker Art Gallery. George Holt started collecting paintings in the late 1860s, specialising in contemporary British art, but later acquired portraits by Gainsborough, Romney and Raeburn, and two superb late paintings by Turner. Visitors to Sudley House can enjoy great British paintings, including works by Landseer, Corot, and Reynolds, plus fine examples of furniture, surrounded by Victorian décor.
Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art
Key artists and exhibits
- Turner; Gainsborough; Romney; Raeburn; Landseer; Holman Hunt; Rossetti; Millais; Leighton; Strudwick; Corot;
- 19 July 2014 — 1 March 2015 *on now
A 1990s shell suit and a 1960s 'Beatles dress' are just two of the highlights of this small exhibition looking at how man-made fibres have revolutionised textile manufacture.
Natural fibres such as cotton, linen, silk and wool have been used to make clothing for thousands of years. But over the past 100 years or so, scientists have developed new fibres which have improved upon, replaced or been mixed with these natural fibres.
Man-made materials have a number of properties that make them attractive to designers and consumers alike. They are crease and shrink-resistant and retain their shape very well. The dyes used in their manufacture are colour fast and do not fade quickly. They are easy to keep clean and after washing many of them will drip dry.
The fashions featured in this display represent the many different synthetic fibres that were developed between the 1920s and the 1990s.