I had been to Lypiatt, the estate that Lynn Chadwick bought in September 1958, once before in the late 1990s when he was still alive. I remembered only being driven round a remote Gloucestershire valley in a slightly hair-raising way. This time, although the weather was grey, I was again immeasurably impressed by the sense of a secret landscape, with his sculptures carefully placed at unexpected and arbitrary intervals within it.
The house is Tudor, with a neo-Tudor wing by Wyatville:-
Inside is filled with his sculptures, as well as his spirit, in the free form way in which he treated the empty spaces of the house:-
Beyond is the park, empty and atmospheric, stretching up into the Toardsmoor Valley:-
I would like to be able to identify each of the sculptures and their date, but saw them only as figures in the landscape, without name:-