Peter Brown, formerly Director of Fairfax House, York, writes about two beautiful sculptures in the Gallery’s collection, the Wentworth Woodhouse Centaurs. Almost certainly the work of Bartolomeo Cavaceppi, they were acquired by the Marquis of Rockingham in 1761 and purchased for York Corporation in 1949. They are displayed in the Burton Gallery. 

Old Centaur (Bound by Love), Bartolomeo Cavaceppi, c.1775
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