View of Chiswick House from the Southwest Seen Across the Cascade and Canal by Pieter Andreas Rysbrack

This painting depicts the Old and New House and forms one of a set of eight views of the house and gardens at Chiswick commissioned by 3rd Earl Burlington.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
60 x 106 cm
Art Fund grant:
£45,455 ( Total: £240,000)
Acquired in:
2007
Vendor:
Sotheby's

It also shows the remains of the formal landscape, before it was swept away, and replaced by a more naturalised style. Rysbrack set a precedent by choosing a variety of panoramic views, revealing the garden in detail and the wide vista showing the activities of the gardeners as well as polite society visiting the estate. Chiswick now has six views from the set, three others were ArtFunded, including the pair to this work, 'View of Chiswick House Gardens from the West'. This work was acquired with assistance from the Wolfson Foundation.

Provenance

Lady Bedingfield; by descent; Agnew's, 1952; Sotheby's, 2007.

Venue details

Chiswick House Burlington Lane, Chiswick, LONDON London W4 2RP 020 3141 3350 chiswickhouseandgardens.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £6.10)

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