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.
Architect's model for Easton Neston, Northamptonshire by Nicholas Hawksmoor, c. 1690
© RIBA Library Drawings and Archives Collections
- 34 x 69 x 86.5 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £45,138 ( Total: £180,550)
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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.
Commissioned by Sir William Fermor, later 1st Baron Lempster; thence by descent to 3rd Baron Hesketh.
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