John Piper Holkham, Norfolk 1976

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John Piper 1903–1992
Holkham, Norfolk
Date 1976
Medium Screenprint on paper
Dimensions Image: 613 x 835 mm
Acquisition Presented by Rose and Chris Prater 1976
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Holkham Hall in Norfolk is the home of the Earls of Leicester and is a ‘Palladian’ mansion, built in the style of Italian architect Andrea Palladio (1508–1580), popular in Britain during the mid-seventeenth century to early eighteenth century. Piper had a keen interest in Georgian architecture, and with John Betjeman championed the rights of Georgian and Victorian buildings to be considered on their merits alongside older buildings. He painted a number of great houses of this era, and this print of Holkham’s gate is a good example of the romantic atmosphere with which he imbues such subjects.

May 2007

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