William Kent (2)

My eye was caught half way through a meeting yesterday by the way the light was falling on the decorative surrounds of the Burlington House Saloon.   Lord Burlington is always associated with a rather puritanical version of neo-Palladianism, as exemplified by the publication of Colen Campbell’s Vitruvius Britannicus, whose tercentenary we are celebrating later this year.   What struck me is how rich and opulent and essentially neo-baroque Kent’s detailing is, a style which he presumably picked up during his time spent studying at the Accademia di San Luca in Rome:-




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