Piper, John: Ettington Park – SOLD
A superbly atmospheric image included by Piper in his iconic series of 8 ‘Victorian Dream Palaces’, this limited edition screenprint is numbered 14 from the limited edition of 75 and framed.
Now a hotel, Ettington Park is close to Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire and is a 19th-century country house with earlier origins. The historic home of the Shirley family, whose ownership dates from the time of the Domesday Book, the house was remodelled between 1858 and 1862 by the architect John Prichard. A Grade I listed building, it was described by Chris Pickford and Nikolaus Penvsner as “the most important and impressive High Victorian house in the county“.
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Artist: John Piper, (British, 1903-1992)
Title and date: Ettington Park, 1977, (Levinson 273)
Size: 52.1 x 69.8 cms.
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Born in Epsom, John Egerton Christmas Piper studied at Richmond School of Art and the Royal College of Art from 1926-8. In the mid 1930s, after a visit to Paris, he turned to abstraction. He became a member of the London Group in 1933 and the ‘Seven and Five’ group in 1934-5. During this period he became friends with Oliver Simon of the Curwen Press and his interest in lithography and print making grew. During the Second World War, Piper was appointed as an official war artist recording the effects of the blitz on Britain’s buildings. After the war, he became a Trustee of the Tate and National Galleries and in 1959 he became a member of the Royal Fine Art Commission. Piper is best known for his extensive studies of British architecture and landscape in oil, watercolour and print, and for his photography, stained glass, ceramics, fabric design, murals, stage sets and costume design. His work is held in many Museums and Galleries.