Lady Canning – Love, Art and Travel

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  • Adult: £25.00
  • Harewood Member: £22.50


  • The Visitor Experience Team
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Tuesday 27 June 2017
2.45pm – 5pm

Join our Historic Collections Adviser Professor Ann Sumner for a focused talk on the watercolours of Charlotte, Lady Canning to coincide with our current exhibition, which she curated.

Charlotte was a talented watercolourist and her works chronicled her time as lady-in-waiting to Queen Victoria, travelling around Britain with views of Balmoral in Scotland to Osborne in the Isle of Wight,  as well as  fine images from  her European travels with her husband Charles Canning.  Together the couple travelled to India when he was appointed Governor-General in 1855 and this summer we will be showing for the first time in over 20 years her remarkable Indian views and flower paintings to mark the 70th anniversary of Indian Independence.

Professor Sumner will tell the story of her marriage, relationship with Victoria and her experiences in India.  This will be followed by an exclusive after hours tour of the exhibition with the curator.

Useful Information

Your ticket for this event includes full access to the House and Grounds, so you are welcome join us for the whole day, to explore the rest of Harewood during your visit. Make the most of your visit and explore our series of Victoria themed exhibitions and displays, on the State Floor and Below Stairs.

Please make your way to the Below Stairs Entrance on arrival.

Refreshments are included as part of this lecture.

For any further information and to book, please contact us on 0113 218 1000 or email

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