Statue of Harmony by John Walsh

This demure beauty, in milk-white marble, once adorned a Roman temple folly in Somerset.

Details

Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
162 cm
Art Fund grant:
£13,750 ( Total: £55,000)
Acquired in:
1994
Vendor:
Daniel Katz Ltd

The statue of Harmony, a representation of the Greek muse of Terpsichore, was commissioned to stand in the Temple of Harmony at Halswell House, near Bridgwater, where the work's patron, Sir Charles Kemys Tynte, created a romantic landscape on his estate at Goathurst. Harmony illustrates the growing influence of neo-classicism on the artist's work. The drapery patterns are refined and composed, giving the figure both poise and balance.

Provenance

Commissioned by Sir Charles kemys Tynte in 1768 for the Temple of Harmony, Halswell Park, Bridgwater, Somerset; with Daniel Katz Ltd.

Venue details

The Museum of Somerset Taunton Castle, Castle Gree, TAUNTON Somerset TA1 4AA 01823 278805 www.museumofsomerset.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass

Tue – Sat, 10am – 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)

Open Bank Holiday Mon
Closed one week in Jan, see website for details

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