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The Capricorn Foundation, set up in 2010, will be responsible for the upkeep and display of works of art and vintage cars at Hyams’ Wiltshire country home, Ramsbury Manor.

The bequest includes works by Stubbs, Burne-Jones, Millet and Turner, whose The Bridgewater Seapiece is on loan to the National Gallery.

Ramsbury Manor was the site of what was thought to be Britain’s largest domestic burglary in February 2006. Golden age clocks, English and Continental porcelain and silver were taken – only a fraction of which have been recovered.