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Exhibition features painting of King’s Lynn

New exhibition from the Royal Collection of the works of Edward Seago on display in the Ballroom of Sandringham House. Painting of King's Lynn given to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in 1954. ANL-140415-170552001

New exhibition from the Royal Collection of the works of Edward Seago on display in the Ballroom of Sandringham House. Painting of King's Lynn given to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in 1954. ANL-140415-170552001

This painting, which was a gift to The Queen Mother, will be one of those on display at Sandringham House this summer. The work, by Edward Seago, shows a view up river towards Lynn.

Helen Walsh, of the Sandringham Estate, said: “The view in the painting looks up river, with the quays and buildings of Lynn on the left. The river draws the eye into the picture, and the low horizon allows plenty of room for one of Seago’s expansive cloudscapes, mirrored in the river and contrasted with the touches of green in the foreshore.”

The painting was given to the Queen Mother in 1954 to mark her acceptance of the Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Lynn after she was instrumental in efforts to save the Guildhall of St George, Lynn Arts Centre, and became the first patron of the King’s Lynn Arts Festival. The inaugural festival took place in 1951 to celebrate the Guildhall’s rescue and it has been held annually in late July ever since.

 

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