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Lecture | Sally Jeffery on Nicholas Hawksmoor at Castle Howard

Posted in lectures (to attend) by Editor on February 6, 2019

This talk by Sally Jeffery is part of The Gardens Trust’s Winter Lecture Season:

Sally Jeffery, Nicholas Hawksmoor and Castle Howard Gardens
The Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street, London, 6 March 2019

Architectural and garden historian Dr Sally Jeffery will discuss her recent research on Hawksmoor’s designs for Wray Wood, Castle Howard. Among documents formerly at Wilton House are four sketches for streams and rockwork attributed to Nicholas Hawksmoor (1661–1736) that have recently been identified as projects for the garden in Wray Wood, Castle Howard. This naturalistic woodland garden was much admired by early visitors, who commented on its innovative features, including a cave, an artificial stream with cascades and rockwork, and much classical sculpture inspired by Ovid. Little now survives, but using these drawings and other records, a picture of the garden can be constructed, and Hawksmoor’s role in the design can be better appreciated. Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 18:00.

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