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Coming Home: Sir Francis Drake

27 April - 16 September 2019

Buckland Abbey – National Trust, Yelverton

Sir Francis Drake
by Unknown artist
circa 1581
NPG 4032

COMING HOME sees the Gallery sending portraits of iconic individuals to places they are closely associated with. This is county-wide initiative will enable fifty portraits from the national Collection to travel to towns and cities across the UK, providing venues and communities with the opportunity to celebrate their local heroes.

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