John Piper

Wightwick Manor, Wolverhampton
Gouache
Painted in 1977
21 x 30 ins
SOLD
Provenance:
Marlborough Fine Art, London
Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg

Exhibited:
London, Marlborough Fine Art, John Piper, Victorian Dream, Palaces and Other Buildings in Landscape, 1977, cat. no. 42, ill. p.15

Please note the price of this work is subject to Artist's Resale Right (4%).

Wightwick Manor, Wolverhampton is the original for the screenprint of the same subject in Victorian Dream Palaces, a portfolio of eight prints, published by Marlborough Fine Art, London (ref: Levinson 274).

"Wightwick Manor, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, is a particularly English kind of dream Palace built in Victorian Tudor half-timber, with some brick and stone in the base storey, the tower and chimneys. Edward Ould was the architect, and it was begun in 1887 for Theodor Mander, a member of the well known paint firm. Lived in by Mander ever since, the National trust has owned it since 1937. There is a grand collection of pre-Raphaelite paintings and artifacts, including much by William Morris - wallpaper, furnishings, fabrics and wall-hangings - tiles by William de Morgan and stained glass by Kempe". From the description published with the portfolio, quoted in Levinson, Quality and Experiment :The Prints of John Piper (Lund Humphries Publishers, London 1996)

 

John Piper | Wightwick Manor, Wolverhampton