Sunday, 28 May 2017

Marble Hill House

Built in 1724 - 1729 this gem on the banks of The Thames in Twickenham was the home of Henrietta Howard, Countess of Suffolk and Mistress of George II.  It became the hub of a social circle that included cultured neighbours like Alexander Pope and Horace Walpole.  There is a pretty fine set of early Georgean paintings inside.

I've sketched it a few times from different angles but today fancied getting up close for the gutsy anglular perspective enhanced by my low sketcher's stool.  Bit of a challenge.


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