John Singer Sargent painted this atmospheric picture of Ightham Mote from sketches he made during a visit to the house in 1889.

The north wing of the medieval manor, now owned by the National Trust, is seen to the left of the composition, while a group of six people playing bowls is seen to the right.


Painted by John Singer Sargent at Ightham Mote in 1889 and gifted to Elsie Palmer; sold by her husband L.H. Myers to Knoedlers, NYC, 1925; sold by Knoedlers to benefit the Whitney Museum, 1966; where acquired by Parke Bernet; given by Parke Bernet to the

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