Lynn Chadwick RA (1)

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:-

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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:-

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Beyond is the park, empty and atmospheric, stretching up into the Toardsmoor Valley:-

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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:-

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4 thoughts on “Lynn Chadwick RA (1)

  1. I’d recommend a trip to Chadwick Hall, a new complex of student residences at the University Of Roehampton by Henley Halebrown Rorrison Architects, which abuts the LCC housing by Bill Howell’s team. It integrates a good eighteenth century house and a pair of figures by Chadwick which looks out across Richmond Park.

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