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This picture of Copped Hall was commissioned by MP John Conyers when he inherited the Tudor mansion. He demolished it two years after this was painted to make way for a new Palladian house. In addition to painting landscapes, George Lambert worked as a scene painter in London’s theatres. He collaborated with several artists, including Hogarth and Samuel Scott. The figures in this view were painted by the portraitist and decorative painter Francis Hayman.

February 2016