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'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 đŸ”Ŋ

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

Links :

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:


CJ Kennedy said...

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

Marie Smith said...

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!

robin cox walsh said...

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

Eileen said...

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

ann @ studiohyde said...

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.

ann @ studiohyde said...

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

ann @ studiohyde said...

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

ann @ studiohyde said...

I could spend ages just looking up in these houses.

Shammickite said...

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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