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William Bankes: The Exiled Collector and the Man behind the Creation of the English Country House

William Bankes: The Exiled Collector and the Man behind the Creation of the English Country House
Thursday 19th January 2023 at 10.45am and 2.15pm
Anne Sebba
 
 
William Bankes was a 19th century collector of ancient Egyptian artefacts and Spanish paintings intended for his ancestral home in Dorset, Kingston Lacy.
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But then following a moment of madness he fled into exile in Italy yet continued to collect for a house he no long lived in nor owned. The house has been restored by The National Trust. Can William himself be restored in this talk?