KINGSTON LACY WIMBORNE MINSTER, DORSET, BH21 4EA
3 AUGUST 2015 - ONGOING
A collection of vessels by Eleanor Lakelin, commissioned by the National Trust, are now exhibited in the Spanish Room at Kingston Lacy. The works were made from a great cedar tree planted by the Duke of Wellington in 1872 which had to be felled last year. The commission marks the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo in June.
The exhibit is positioned in the Spanish room of the house, as it was during his time in Spain that the once Lord of the Manor, William Bankes, collected Art and cemented his friendship with the Duke of Wellington.
Three of the commissioned vessels will become part of the permanent collection at Kingston Lacy with the remainder available to purchase online from the National Trust - offering a unique opportunity to invest in a piece of history. Proceeds will help fund conservation works at Kingston Lacy.
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