Bolingbroke at Lydiard Tregoze by John Piper

A depiction of the interior of St.

Details

Medium:
Oil, pen & ink on canvas laid over panel
Dimensions:
29 x 37 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,500 ( Total: £22,000)
Acquired in:
2002
Vendor:
Offer Waterman & Co

Mary's Church which stands directly behind Lydiard House and is famous for the quality of its 17th Century monuments and stained glass. Lydiard's famous 'Golden Cavalier' (incorrectly titled Bolingbroke by Piper) is immediately recognisable and Piper perfectly captures that startling constrast between the gilded captain and the shadowy chancel which he inhabits.

Provenance

Leicester Galleries, London; Mrs Thellussen, 1940.

Venue details

Lydiard House Lydiard Park, Lydiard Tregoze, SWINDON Wiltshire SN5 3PA 01793 770401 www.lydiardpark.org.uk

Entry details

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