One of the most striking bovine scenes of the medium blue period, this pattern has a...
One of the most striking bovine scenes of the medium blue period, this pattern has always been identified, not by the prominent bull and his consorts, but by the rather small garden temple tucked into the middle background. Receding a bit to the left of the gazebo, we see the main house of the estate. Still, it is the group of contented cows beneath a venerable tree that remains the most impressive aspect of the scene.
Amidst some plainer blossoms in the floral border are found distinctive passion flowers.
|Dimensions:||Diameter 9 7/8 in., Depth 1 1/4 in.|
Long identified by collectors under the pattern name "Gazebo," the view has been identifie...
Long identified by collectors under the pattern name "Gazebo," the view has been identified as Wiseton Hall, Nottinghamshire. The eighteenth-century house was once a property of the Spencer family and was visited by notable figures through the Victorian period. Lest we be accused of adopting a judgmental tone, we will quote the website "This is Nottingham" on its fate:
"The house was knocked down in 1952 by its new owner Joseph Laycock who had just inherited from his father, Sir Robert Laycock. Joseph felt the place was just too big and built a smaller property on the site."