Marshcourt, a sumptuous house and garden designed and built by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Herbert Johnson in 1901-1904, with the great distinction of having walls of local chalk, and an unique billiards table of chalk with a moulded base. After receiving the commisssion Lutyens wrote to his wife in March 1901 that he was going "to start at once on drawings for house, garden and furnishings"
Cf. Lutyens, the Work of the English Architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944), Hayward Gallery, London 18 November-31 January 1982, p.107, pl.135.3, interior of Billards Room illustrated
We are grateful to Mary Lutyens for her help with the preparation of this catalogue entry