9 June 2006
John Piper, C.H. (1903-1992)
Harlaxton Manor, Lincolnshire
signed 'John Piper' (lower right), signed again, dated and inscribed 'John Piper/Harlaxton/1977' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
42 x 72 in. (106.8 x 183 cm.)
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R. Ingrams and J. Piper, Piper's Places, London, 1983, pp. 164-65, pl. 133.
London, Marlborough Fine Art, John Piper Victorian Dream Palaces and other Buildings in Landscape, 1977, no.1 (illustrated).
Harlaxton Manor near Grantham in Lincolnshire was built in the 1830s for George de Ligne Gregory and designed by the architect Anthony Salvin, who at the time was just thirty-two. John Piper produced a screenprint of this subject entitled Harlaxton (Blue) in 1977 (see O. Levinson, Quality and Experiment: The Prints of John Piper A Catalogue Raisonné 1923-91, London, 1996, no. 270).
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