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“Oh we may go Easter egg hunting or we may not!” Wonderful little detail from Canaletto’s (1697-1768) The Old Horse Guards from St James Park (1749) We always think of Canaletto and Venice (well I did!) but he lived in London for 10 years!! (1746-56) #canaletto #georgian #georgianlondon


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Further to its association with the resurrection, Easter is the celebration of fertility and rebirth. In Roman mythology Venus is the goddess of love, beauty and fertility; Aphrodite is her Greek equivalent. But Venus has additional responsibilities to her counterpart, being also the goddess of motherhood, luck and victory. Here she stands resplendent in Vardy's Palm Room. Spencer House is open to the public this Easter Sunday.
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Oh, this was so good. A mixed-race slave is taken from Jamaica to London in the early 19th century, where a series of events unfolds that lead to her being put on trial for murder. But did she actually do it? Dark, gothic and evocative, with not a single word wasted and with plenty of relevance to how black people are still seen and treated today. The novel is also so very welcome considering that people of colour have been present in Britain for centuries, but novels telling the stories of those who lived before the 20th century are still rare.


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No right angles. #georgianlondon #spitalfields


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#Repost @handel_hendrix with @get_repost
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It’s less than a month until the return of our May Fayre Friday Late. We’ll be opening after hours bringing back the infamous 18th-century fair that gave Mayfair it’s name. Spend the night as Handel’s contemporaries would have, exploring the property and revelling in activities from folk music to life drawing to opera. 📸 by @lindascuizzato shows @charlesmacdougall & @covalique performing at last year’s event #handelandhendrix #25brookstreet #mayfair #london #fridaylate #museumlates #handelhouse #hendrixflat #historichouse #georgianlondon #opera


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It’s less than a month until the return of our May Fayre Friday Late. We’ll be opening after hours bringing back the infamous 18th-century fair that gave Mayfair it’s name. Spend the night as Handel’s contemporaries would have, exploring the property and revelling in activities from folk music to life drawing to opera. 📸 by @lindascuizzato shows @charlesmacdougall & @covalique performing at last year’s event #handelandhendrix #25brookstreet #mayfair #london #fridaylate #museumlates #handelhouse #hendrixflat #historichouse #georgianlondon #opera


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The five statues in the music room are 18th century miniature copies in bronze of antique Greek and Roman originals, made by Francesco Righetti. The 1st Earl Spencer developed a love of antique statuary while on his Grand Tour, but genuine examples were very rare and were incredibly expensive to transport back to England – even for someone as wealthy as Spencer. Artists like Righetti catered for this market, producing conveniently sized replicas of well-known Classical statues for tourists to take back to England and display on tables and mantelpieces. The set includes a copy of the Medici Venus (second from right) who stands in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. She was considered the epitome of female Classical beauty in the 18th century and Spencer House also has a full-sized copy of her in the Palm Room. The other figures represent (from left to right) the famous lovers Cupid and Psyche, a male athlete (made by Massimiliano Soldani-Benzi), Orestes and his sister Electra, and Bacchus and a Faun.
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I don’t normally take pictures of private houses. But 135 Mile End road is so pretty in the spring sunshine. Restored by the spitalfields trust #London #londres #spring #sunnyday #frontgardens #cutehousesoninstagram #restorationproject #eastend London #townhouses #georgianlondon #eastendoflondon #towerhlets #mileendroad http://www.thespitalfieldstrust.com/project/133139-mile-end-road-london/


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Pastoral scene down the street from #numberthreespitalfields Spring blossoms, a rooster crowing in the distance. Swipe for the bigger picture...#georgianlondon #theroughwiththesmooth


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We carried out an analysis of the paint in the Painted Room, with Catherine Hassall - Reposted from @spencer.house - The ceiling of the apse in the Painted Room, the earliest complete Neoclassical interior in Europe. A wide range of sources was drawn upon by architect James 'Athenian' Stuart for the design: Herculaneum, Antique Rome, Raphael's Vatican Loggie and classical landscape painting. The decorative theme of the room is a celebration of the Triumph of Love, in particular of Lord and Lady Spencer's own happy marriage, and the subjects of music, drinking and dancing nymphs are depicted in the festive and carefree decorations on the walls and ceiling.
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#spencerhouse #spencerfamily #historichouses #privatepalace #secretplaces #mysecretlondon #lovelondon #discoverlondon #archilover #architecture_lovers #georgianlondon #neoclassical #mytinyatlaslondon #wonderlust #ceilingdesign #guidedtours #gilded #luxeliving #luxury @historic_houses @visitlondon @vamuseum @artfund @tate @royalacademyarts #papersandpaints #patrickbaty #paint #paintcolour #paintcolor #colour #color #anatomyofcolour #anatomyofcolor #paintanalysis


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The ceiling of the apse in the Painted Room, the earliest complete Neoclassical interior in Europe. A wide range of sources was drawn upon by architect James 'Athenian' Stuart for the design: Herculaneum, Antique Rome, Raphael's Vatican Loggie and classical landscape painting. The decorative theme of the room is a celebration of the Triumph of Love, in particular of Lord and Lady Spencer's own happy marriage, and the subjects of music, drinking and dancing nymphs are depicted in the festive and carefree decorations on the walls and ceiling.
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#spencerhouse #spencerfamily #historichouses #privatepalace #secretplaces #mysecretlondon #prettycitylondon #prettylittlelondon #lovelondon #discoverlondon #archilover #architecture_lovers #london_only #georgianlondon #georgianlove #neoclassical #lovestory #trueromance #celebrationoflove #mytinyatlaslondon #wanderlust #wonderlust #ceilingdesign #ceilinggoals #guidedtours #gilded #luxeliving #luxury #highsociety @historic_houses @visitlondon @vamuseum @artfund @tate @royalacademyarts


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Pinkest peonies reflected in palest pink mirror glass. #columbiaroad #georgianlondon


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Pediments at number three #georgianlondon


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The guys who made Big Ben should you ever need one... Whitechapel Bell Foundry on this sight since 1670. Original building is actually older and was previously a pub until the great fire of London when it was damaged and rebuilt in its current form. The bell making chaps had already been doing there thing around the corner for 100 years by then... Sadly recently closed but due to be reopened as a charity soon it is hoped. #whitechapelbellfoundry #hiddenlondon #secretlondon #whitechapel #bigben #housesofparliament #bellfoundry #foundry #eastlondon #iconicbuildings #londonarchitecture #georgianlondon #georgianarchitecture #london #londonarchitecture #londonlife #oldlondon #villagelife #villageliving #londonvillage #londonbuildings #urbanwandering #londonbylondoners #londonist #londonstyle


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Stunning row of Georgian townhouses built in 1717 hiding in plain sign on Mile End Road in Bethnal Green. Almost the oldest terraced houses in London (Oldest on Newington Green I believe)... #bethnalgreen #eastlondon #iconicbuildings #londonarchitecture #georgianlondon #georgianarchitecture #london #londonarchitecture #londonlife #oldlondon #villagelife #villageliving #londonvillage #londontownhouse #londonbuildings #londonhouse #iconicbuildings #townhouse #urbanwandering #londonbylondoners #londonist #londonstyle


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Friday night goals

#therookery
#clerkenwell
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41 Grosvenor Square, London (demolished). James Wyatt's design for dining room wall, drawing from Wyatt album (no 35), V&A Museum. Pen and ink and watercolour wash by Royston Jones #jameswyatt #jameswyattdesigns @vamuseum #london #lostlondon #georgianlondon #grosvenor #grosvenorsquare #neoclassical #diningroom #interiordesign #georgian #design #decoration #interior #interiordecoration #architecture #niche #eighteenthcentury #18thcentury #18thcenturydecoration #furniture


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A perfect spring day on Manchester Square. .
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The sun is out and the blue skies over Spencer House have got us looking forward to summer! We’ll be opening the garden to the public on just three days this year. Originally designed in the eighteenth century by Henry Holland (son-in-law to Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown), the half-acre garden was among the grandest in the West End. Restored since 1990 under the Chairmanship of Lord Rothschild, the garden, with a delightful view of the adjacent Royal Park, now evokes its original layout. Paths and lawn have been reinstated along with a number of plants and shrubs suggested by early nineteenth-century nursery lists. Contemporary cultivars have also been introduced to increase interest throughout the flowering season. Working with Butterfly Conservation and the London Beekeepers’ Association, appropriate nectar plants have been selected to encourage pollinators and the grounds are maintained sensitively without the use of pesticides. In this way, the garden continues to complement the town palace it was intended to adorn in a contemporary manner. Garden Historian Todd Longstaffe-Gowan advised on the restoration and will be giving introductory talks to visitors on the day, following which you will be free to explore and enjoy the grounds. See our website to book #secretgarden


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This week Emily is using the microscope to carry out some very precise treatment to a small panel. We’ll share a before and after photo in due course! #oilpainting #oilonpanel #oldmasters #surfacecleaning


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En route to client meeting enjoying another blue sky day in London Town and its stunning built form... #architecture
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