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    Sale 5900

    Christie's Interiors

    27 January 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 274

    William Whitehouse, 19th Century

    View of a pagoda across the Maccashaw ravine, Studley Park, Yorkshire

    Price Realised  

    William Whitehouse, 19th Century
    View of a pagoda across the Maccashaw ravine, Studley Park, Yorkshire
    inscribed and dated 'Maccashaw/Studley Park/Augs 1823' (lower left)
    pen and black ink, grey wash
    7 x 10¼ in. (17.8 x 26.1 cm.)


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    The gardens at Studley Park were created by John Aislabie and his son William. The pagoda was built between 1744-47 and was set in an elevated poisition above the Maccashaw ravine with views of the surrounding landscape. The pagoda is an early example of Chinoiserie and the design may have been derived from a collection of oriental landscape drawings owned by Lord Burlington, a friend of the Aislabies.

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    Exhibited

    Bradford Art Galleries and Museums, Mr Aislabie's Gardens, 9 May-12 July 1981.