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
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.
yes, ceilings always get me
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: