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 3353 chiswickhouseandgardens.org.uk/

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £6.10)

House
Sun – Wed and bank holidays
From April-October: 10am – 6pm
From Oct to Nov: 10am – 5pm

Gardens
Every day (all year) 7am – Dusk
Conservatory
Every day (all year) 10am – 4pm
Café
Every day (except Christmas Day) 8.30am – until approx. one hour prior to Gardens gate closing time.

Access restrictions and requirements

There is a narrow spiral staircase to reach the first floor of the House. The house staff can provide alternative access via the external portico steps. There is no disabled access to the first floor of Chiswick House. The Conservatory is fully accessible to wheelchairs and also contains some seating in the central rotunda. The café’s floor is flat and step-free. The doors are automatic. Public toilet facilities including a fully accessible bathroom are situated beside the Café.

Please visit the website for further details on the access requirements.