Visit to NT Ickworth / 1 April 2013

6 Apr

On Monday visited for the first time Ickworth, as stately as a Georgian pile gets. Unfortunately I only had a compact camera with me, so apologies for the lack of sharpness in quite a few images but hope you will enjoy them regardless. Unusually for a National Trust property it has a number of really good quality artworks, including by Velasquez, Batoni, Gainsborough, Zoffany, Reynolds and Titian. The most impressive has to be John Flaxman’s The Fury of Athamas (1790-94) a great example of his monumental figure groups that he was so admired for. The Italianate gardens are also beautiful and possibly the earliest survivor of its type in Britain, they frame the Rotunda in the most exquisite fashion.

More information on the house: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ickworth/

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3 Responses to “Visit to NT Ickworth / 1 April 2013”

  1. Definitely the Opera 6 April 2013 at 12:49 pm #

    Oh goodie, Georgian porn! My favourite thing with breakfast.

    And what great photos. You caught so much detail. I’ll return to them.

  2. Mirto Picchi (@Mirto_P) 6 April 2013 at 4:42 pm #

    And lambs! Gorgeous photo set, as always.

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