Architect's model for Easton Neston, Northamptonshire by Nicholas Hawksmoor

Sir William Fermor first approached Sir Christopher Wren to build a new house at Easton Neston and Hawksmoor visited the site in 1686 when he was Wren's assistant.


Details

Medium:
Oak
Dimensions:
34 x 69 x 86.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£45,138 ( Total: £180,550)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
Sotheby's

He was later commissioned to design the house. Easton Neston is an important house in the development of English baroque architecture and it is rare to have such a complete model from this period. The model shows the interior of the house more or less as built, but the exterior was developed on a grander scale.

Provenance

Commissioned by Sir William Fermor, later 1st Baron Lempster; thence by descent to 3rd Baron Hesketh.

Venue details

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