Piper, John: Harlaxton Manor – SOLD


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Artist: John Piper (British, 1903-1992)

Title and date: Harlaxton Manor, 1977, (Levinson 271)

Image size: 46.0 x 68.0

Description: a wonderfully vivid screenprint in superb condition from the ‘Victorian Dream Palaces Portfolio’, numbered 61 of 100 signed and numbered in pencil in the margin, unframed.

Constructed in 1831, Harlaxton Manor is a Grade I listed country house in Harlaxton, Lincolnshire. Its architecture combines elements of Jacobean, Elizabethan and Baroque styles, and is considered unique among surviving Jacobethan manors. The surrounding park and gardens are listed Grade II* on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.

More images can be provided on request.

Artist description:

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 1930a, 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.