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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Continuing our recent travels


We have been to this National Trust property before, but when we were in the area it seemed a good opportunity to visit again and try to spend a bit more time.  Revisiting these places gives us the chance to see some rooms that we missed on the previous visit.

This is BASILDON PARK.  The house was built between 1776 and 1783.



The Sutherland collection.   In what had been a dressing room.  Now hung with some of Graham Sutherland's studies for the tapestry of 'Christ in Glory' above the high altar in Coventry cathedral.  To preserve the collection intact, Lord Iliffe bought all of Sutherland's many studies and presented them to the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry.  The paintings in this house are on loan.

(sorry about the reflections, couldn't be helped)

I have gone a little photo crazy with this post....just thought I would warn you.







I love this next painting....it's like a cartoon










and now for some other photos of the house,
just taken randomly as I wandered around



 just look at that ceiling 🔽






can't remember if I added these pillars last time I did a blogpost about Basildon Park,
but just had to take these pics.  They aren't real marble, but painted to look like marble.



 close up 


yes, ceilings always get me










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and as it happens, the Artist Alan Owen has just added a Youtube video showing the marbling technique, so I thought you may like to watch:



9 comments:

  1. Artwork within artwork. The architechtural details of the house and furnishings are so beautiful.

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    1. I feel we are so fortunate to be able to see these places as they were back in the day. The National Trust do such a good job looking after them.

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  2. Incredible workmanship in that home. I always think about how much work it would be to keep it all clean. I would not want to be a maid in such an estate.

    The artsork would be so interesting to view, different for sure!

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    1. I'm with you on the housework Marie, it must have been difficult in those days.

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  3. Yes! The ceilings!!! So much work that must have gone into them! Why?? How often do you look at a ceiling?? :-/

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    1. I have a theory.....they didn't have TV, iPhones or iPads, so looking at the ceilings gave them something to do. 😳

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  4. It's a beautiful house and rooms, I love the ceilings too.

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    1. I could spend ages just looking up in these houses.

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  5. Such a treat to wander round these beautiful houses via your blog. And very interesting to read about the Sutherland studies for the great tapestry. I've never been to Coventry (sent there or otherwise teehee!!) but I'm familiar with the tapestry design. Stunning.

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