For the first time, the renowned collection of paintings, sculptures and decorative arts from Houghton Hall in England travels to the United States. The national tour of Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House opens at the MFAH.
Located in Norfolk, northeast of London, Houghton Hall houses one of the most extensive art collections in Britain. Old Master paintings, portraits by famed 18th- and 19th-century artists, exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain and pieces of legendary furniture chronicle three centuries of art, history and politics.
Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House assembles more than 100 objects in settings that combine paintings, porcelain, sculpture, costume, metalwork and furniture to evoke the stunning rooms at Houghton Hall. Among the highlights are great family portraits by William Hogarth, Joshua Reynolds and John Singer Sargent; several dozen pieces of Sèvres porcelain; rare R. J. & S. Garrard silver objects; and unique furniture by William Kent.