Art & Artefacts

The Club has a splendidly mixed and significant collection of works of art and artefacts throughout the building. It comprises  oil paintings, watercolours and prints usually of historical military subjects that have either been generously and thoughtfully donated by members or purchased over the years, as well as those that have been specially commissioned by the Club to mark either particular occasions or of notable military persons.

Queen Victoria riding

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Emperor Penguin

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Gulf War 1991

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We also have a small collection of statuary with marble busts of the Duke of Cambridge, Queen Alexandra, King Edward VII, the Duke of Wellington and a larger one of Diana the huntress all sited variously around the Club. Smaller collectables, including some silver, are not forgotten with miniature statuettes of the Duke of Wellington, Emperor Napoleon and Nell Gwynne along with many others, displayed in secure cabinets. Finally, and not forgoing eccentricity, the stuffed head of a Kudu bull with a deformed horn hangs over the stairs up to the first floor and of course, the Emperor penguin, much-loved by many Members, stands guard at the end of the landing on the second floor near the Ladies Drawing Room.

Old Club Button

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Statue of Diana

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Elephants in a sand storm

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Details of the individual history and provenance of various items in our collection are contained within an illustrated flyer issued early in the year, as well as in the Newsletter, both written and compiled by Major Paul Skelton-Stroud, House Committee Member for Art & Artefacts.

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