‘Rousham, Through the gardens’
Francis Hamel has lived on the Rousham estate in Oxfordshire for over twenty-five years. Designed in the 1730’s by William Kent and regarded as his most complete and unspoilt creation, the gardens at Rousham have been a constant source of inspiration for the artist during those years. Locked down in March 2020, and with the gardens closed to visitors, Hamel was presented with a unique opportunity to capture the spirit of this magical place through the changing seasons.The collection consists of over eighty paintings.
Rousham House and Stables. 2nd to 6th October. 12.00- 4.30 pm
John Martin Gallery, 38 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4JG. October 14th to November 5th 10.00 am – 6 pm.
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Online viewing room at www.jmlondon.com
The exhibition coincides with the publication of a new book on Rousham gardens featuring all the paintings in the exhibition together with essays by Francis Hamel, the novelist, Joanna Kavenna, garden designer, Tom Stuart-Smith and Director of the Garden Museum, Christopher Woodward.
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