Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Barry Norton

St Annes on Sea, United Kingdom

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Bowes Museum was purpose built as a public art gallery for John Bowes, the illegitimate son of the Earl of Strathmore, and his wife Josephine Benoite, Countess of Montablo. Both who died before it was opened in 1892.

Designed by French Architect Jules Pellechet. It is renowned for it’s collections of, El Greco, Goya, Canaletto, Boucher and a sizeable collection of Decorative Art, Ceramics and Textiles.

Biggest attraction is the 18th Century full size Silver Swan Automaton, which preens itself, looks round and appears to catch and swallow a fish. This belonged to the Queen Mother, Elizabeth Bowes – Lyon.

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