John Piper

Holkham, Norfolk

1976

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
John Piper 1903–1992
Medium
Screenprint on paper
Dimensions
Image: 613 x 835 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Rose and Chris Prater 1976
Reference
P05408

Display caption

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.

Gallery label, May 2007

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