Thursday, May 5, 2016

Some rather beautiful graffiti ....

Visitors to the National Trust property at Wallington Hall near Cambo in Northumberland usually go to see the very fine garden or the house contents, but for me some of the highlights are the flower paintings on the wall of the central hall of the building.

The hall was formerly the home of the Trevelyan family and in the 1860s Lady Trevelyan regulaly invited her circle of Pre-Raphaelite artists to the house, including John Ruskin, Arthur Hughes and William Bell Scott to stay and to paint on the walls. Scott's main murals show scenes of Northumbrian history and industry but the columns that separate them carry these very attractive flower paintings.


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