Portrait Miniatures in National Trust Houses Cornwall

Numbering some 1500 individual items and housed at over 80 historic properties across England Wales and Northern Ireland the collection of portrait miniatures cared for by the National Trust is considered to be one of the most significant in the world As a whole these precious works of art represent the highest standard of artistry and provide a history of miniature painting in Britain This comprehensive catalogue featuring every miniatures in the National Trust's care is being prepared in volumes divided by region The first volume covering Northern Ireland was published in July 2003 This second volume looks at miniatures from the Trust's historic houses in the counties of Cornwall Devon and Somerset including those that recently came to the Trust as part of its acquisition of the magnificent Victorian mansion of Tyntesfield south of Bristol