Exhibitions/ Art Object

Sphinx, Chiswick House Gardens

Artist:
Bill Brandt (British (born Germany), Hamburg 1904–1983 London)
Date:
1944
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
22.7 x 18.7 cm (8 15/16 x 7 3/8 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Louis V. Bell Fund, 1994
Accession Number:
1994.385.3
Not on view
One of the great examples of Palladian Revival architecture in 18th century England, Lord Burlington's Chiswick House (built 1723-29) is especially known for its eclectic gardens, whose Arcadian motifs include antique temples, statuary, and obelisks, as well as the sphinx photographed here.
Inscription: Stamped and inscribed, on print, verso. (See photocopy of verso in object file.)
From Noya Brandt (artist's widow) to Edwynn Houk, 1994.

The other vintage print of this work is in the collection of The Canadian Centre for Architecture. [Houk Friedman, exclusive agent of the artist's estate]
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