In 1819 this picture could be viewed by the public in Sir John Leicester’s London Gallery, in Mayfair. Leicester was a great supporter of British artists of the time, and his gallery showcased their work. He hoped that his collection would form the basis for a National Gallery of British art. He commissioned this picture from Ward in 1814. It depicts the Leicester family estate, Tabley Park in Cheshire. Ward has chosen as his subject a picturesque view of the lake and mock–gothic tower in the grounds.
Gallery label, October 2019
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- Tabley House(29)