|Subject: Rothschild art, Waddesdon Manor, UK|
Hi Ziners, I'm forwarding this with permission of the author.
Lilian Oswaldo Cruz wrote:
> Last night one of the greatest art collections of this century ceased to exist. Not that it has disapeared or been destroyed, it was sold off in lots, last night, at Christie's in London. I am talking about the famous collection belonging to the Austrian branch of the Rothschild family..... For those who live in England or plan to visit, you can see a slice of Rothschild history, by visiting Waddesdon Manor, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Built in the style of a French chateau the house and contents was bequeathed by the family to the National Trust. It was entirely renovated recently and many works of art previously in store rooms are now on display. Waddesdon Manor, built in the 1870s, was Museum of the Year in 1970, and Best National Trust Property. The gardens, in the finest Victorian tradition, is famous for its landscape of specimen trees and striking displays of seasonal bulbs and bedding plants. Entry to the house is by timed ticket on a first come first served basis (from 10 a.m.)For bookings call 01296 651 226For information 01296 651 211. Children under 5 not admitted to the house. Babies must be in front slings. Lilian