Brodsworth Hall and Gardens

Story of a Painting: Wijnants at Brodsworth Hall

This year, Brodsworth Hall is celebrating the acquisition of Jan Wijnants’s Landscape with Hawkers and Sportsmen, 1659. Thanks to generous funding from The National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund and The Wolfson Foundation, the artwork has become part of Brodsworth Hall’s permanent collection. The painting has been conserved and has been specially redisplayed in the dining room. You can also enjoy a new display of artworks created by Doncaster Art Club inspired by the landscape and scenery around Brodsworth.

Story of a painting runs until 3 November 2024.

Doncaster Art Club member Julian Grainger discusses one of his paintings with Brodsworth’s curator Eleanor Matthews.

Dutch Art in the Dining Room

Head to the dining room, where Charles and Georgiana Thellusson placed their most important Dutch paintings, to see the new exhibition. Discover how Jan Wijnants’s Landscape with Hawkers and Sportsmen came to be at Brodsworth and learn more about it. See the painting up close as never before and find out more about its history.

Inspired by Brodsworth

We invited Doncaster Art Club to create works inspired by the landscape around Brodsworth Hall, and you can see the Club’s artwork in our special exhibition room upstairs. The display, which features 57 artworks by Club members, explores how today’s local landscape painters make connections with Brodsworth in a similar way to how Dutch painters interpreted the 17th-century Dutch landscape. The Club, founded in 1897, is one of Yorkshire’s oldest art clubs and has a longstanding connection with Brodsworth. The Club visited whilst Mrs Sylvia Grant-Dalton lived at the hall, painting in the gardens and, occasionally, inside. If you find you have a favourite, many of the paintings are available to buy.

Get involved

Explore Brodsworth’s art with a new family art trail inside the hall and have a go at a fun activity making your own landscape scene with magnetic pieces drawn from the Brodsworth art collection – see what you can create! Share your creations with us on Facebook and X (formerly Twitter) with the hashtag #inspiredbybrodsworth

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