The Wernher Collection



The Wernher Collection

Built in 1700, beautiful, elegant, and full of lovely art

Location: Ranger's House, Chesterfield Walk, Blackheath, SE10 8QX

Description: Dating back to 1700, when it was originally built by the famous Royal Naval figure, Vice-Admiral Francis Hosier, 'Ranger's House' is a beautifully elegant Georgian villa, located in Blackheath, by Greenwich Park.

It's not only gorgeous on the outside, but inside, well you'll find The Wernher Collection, a sumptuous art collection, collated by the Victorian-era diamond magnate, Sir Julius Wernher.

After Francis Hosier occupancy, the house was inherited by Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield. The fascinating history of Ranger's House even includes royal patronage, when the villa became the residence of Princess Sophia of Gloucester, the great granddaughter of King George II.

And so to the present day and The Wernher Collection, a fabulous collection of approximately 700 pieces acquired by Sir Julius Wernher in the 19th and early-20th centuries, which occupy twelve rooms, and include works by such distinguished names as Sir Joshua Reynolds, Francesco Francia, John Hoppner, Filippino Lippi, George Romney, Gabriel Metsu and Hans Memling.

English Heritage manage the property so why not pay them a visit.


Themes: ArtArt Theme  ArchitectureArchitecture Theme  HistoricalHistorical Theme
Ranking This Month: 2326/2729
Pages Hit This Month: 47
Link to This Page: http://www.shadyoldlady.com/location/2462
Credits: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/rangers-house-the-wernher-collection

The Wernher Collection

Built in 1700, beautiful, elegant, and full of lovely art


The Shady Old Lady points out that you can drag this map using mouse. Or visit our full massive map.


Got something to add? Write it 'ere:
Name:     Email:
Your email will ONLY be used once, to confirm the publication of your comments. We value your contribution and privacy.

Anti-spam Security: Please enter this code:
Other places nearby...

Artist John Constable lived here», 9.4km

Banksy Up the Wall», 4.6km

Byam Shaw School of Art», 8.6km

Nuclear Dawn Mural», 4.7km

Tattoo's to the Stars», 5.8km

Bellefield Road Mural 2», 4.9km

Time to get Trolleyed», 4.7km

Brixton Train Station Murals», 4.8km

Bellefields Road Mural 1», 4.9km

Dulwich Picture Gallery», 4.0km