Prized Possessions: Works in the National Trust’s Collection

Prized Possessions brings together some of the finest pieces from the National Trust collections and is the first major exhibition of our works including the recently revealed Dutch masterpiece still life painting.

Prized Possessions brings together some of the finest pieces from the National Trust collections and is the first major exhibition of our works including the recently revealed Dutch masterpiece gifted to the National Trust in 1979 as part of the contents of the Woodford Academy in the Blue Mountains.

The painting was in storage for decades until conservation work revealed the signatures of Dutch 17th century painter Willem Claesz. Heda and his son, Gerrit Willemz. Heda and its date, 1640. Cleaning also revealed that beneath the discoloured varnish there was a beautifully preserved, richly coloured painting. So striking is the transformation that the picture seems a new acquisition.

This exhibition celebrates the restoration with a focused presentation that includes a short film on the painting’s conservation treatment.

The exhibition also includes some magnificent examples from the Trust’s extensive collection from colonial engravings and watercolours and much more.

 

Still Life, attributed to Gerrit Willemsz. Heda c. 1625 – 1649

 

Exhibition details

Prized Possessions on display Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm from Saturday 12 November – Sunday 27 November 2022.

 

How to book your tickets

Exhibition is included in a valid S.H. Ervin Gallery entry ticket.

Book via Eventbrite, where possible, to guarantee a spot.

Location Details

S.H. Ervin Gallery

Address:

National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery, Watson Road, Millers Point (The Rocks)

Open:

Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm, last entry 4pm.
On Saturday 20 August the gallery will close at 2pm, due to a function.

Phone:
(02) 9258 0173
Email:
shervingallery@nationaltrust.com.au
Entry Fees:

$12.00 – General
$10.00 – Seniors and Concessions*
$4.00 – National Trust members
Free – Children under 5
Selected exhibitions may incur special prices
(* Concession applies for full-time students, seniors, pensioners and children aged 5-15 years)
Booking fees apply.

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