Huguenot Exhibition 2015
As part of a ‘Huguenot Summer’, Boughton House hosted a special exhibition during August 2015, celebrating the extraordinary French legacy of the Huguenot artwork preserved there.
Many of the treasures were commissioned at the end of the 17th century and beginning of the 18th century by Ralph Montagu, the 1st Duke of Montagu – patron of the multitude of talented French immigrants.
Boughton provides a rare opportunity to see how English culture was boosted by their skills with paintings, furniture, printing, silver, maps, sculpture, guns, porcelain, and more, all created by Huguenot artists and craftsmen.
Hear the Exhibition’s curator, Paul Boucher, talk about the Huguenots on BBC Northampton (1 hour 45 minutes into the programme) or download the exhibition PDF. The Tudors and Stuarts section of the exhibition can be downloaded here.
This exhibition is proudly supported by: Institut Français