Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Surface of England

 

P1000552 Detail of St. Sebastian on facade of Salisbury Cathedral.

P1000510Detail of St. Paul’s Cathedral facade, London.

P1000521Iggy Pop car insurance ad on the train to Salisbury. 

P1000502Detail of Memorial to Merchant Marine and Fishing Fleets dead in The Great War, near The Tower of London.

P1000523Vine growing on house in Salisbury.

P1000561Surface detail of polished column in Salisbury Cathedral.  

P1000650 Stonehenge

P1000639 18th century chintz fabric in a bed hanging in Mompesson House, Salisbury.

P1000638 Recreated hand crocheted Victorian pattern bedspread at Mompesson House

P1000495  Graffiti by or for Thomas Peverel c.1570 in Beauchamp Tower at The Tower of London.

P1000539Wool Bridge over the Avon in Salisbury c.1244.

P1000571Graffiti covered tomb of Lord John Cheney, 15th century in Salisbury Cathedral.

P1000614  Tomb of William Longespee, Earl of Salisbury, died 1226.  Traces of original coloring still visible.

P100061919th century tomb in the Cloisters of Salisbury Cathedral.

P100062418th century plaster work in Mompesson House main staircase in Salisbury.

P1000628   18th century plaster ceiling detail of an allegory of Autumn in  the larder room, Mompesson House in Salisbury.

P1000565 Lion detail of Tomb of Sir John de Montacute 3rd Earl of Salisbury, died 1389.

P1000670 1892 detail on building in West Hampstead, London.

P1000673 PSA outside Jubilee Line Underground entrance in West Hampstead.  Love the hipster hairdos.

P1000580  Tomb in Salisbury Cathedral.

P1000610 Detail of Tomb of Sir Edward Seymour, Earl of Hertford, died 1621 in Salisbury Cathedral.

P1000603 Detail of an angel from the original Rood Screen in Salisbury Cathedral dismantled and moved in the late 18th century renovation of the church.

P1000632 18th century plaster work at Mompesson House in Salisbury.

P1000653Stonehenge

P1000995Detail of Manet’s A Bar at the Folies- Bergère at the Courtauld Institute of Art 

P1000994Detail of Manet’s A Bar at the Folies- Bergère at the Courtauld Institute of Art 

P1000966  Victorian brick wall circa 1860 near the murder site of the first victim of Jack the Ripper, Mary Ann Nichols.

P1000872 Iron and gilt grillwork of staircase at The Wallace Collection, Manchester Square, London.

P1000871Detail of 2nd floor column at The Wallace Collection, Manchester Square, London.

P1000861 Detail of the sleeve of The Laughing Cavalier by Frans Hals, 1624 at The Wallace Collection.

P1000869  Detail of The Strawberry Girl by Joshua Reynolds, 1772-73 at The Wallace Collection.  Creepy…

P1000857Detail of Mrs. Mary Robinson by Thomas Gainsborough, 1781 at The Wallace Collection.  Like a porcelain doll…

P1000859 Detail of Portrait of George IV by Thomas Lawrence, 1822 at The Wallace Collection.  Fabulous hair…

P1000841Detail of An Autumn Pastoral by François Boucher, 1749 in The Wallace Collection.

P1000831Empty storefront near Manchester Square, London.

P1000729   Remnants of advertising in the London Underground.

P1000687 Detail of Portrait of a Man by Pieter Nason, 1663 at the Dulwich Picture Gallery

P1000749 Column detail in the foyer of the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1899 building.

P1000751 Floor detail in the foyer of Victoria and Albert Museum, 1899 building.

P1000797Entwined V & A initials on staircase at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1899 extension.

P1000768Detail of marble statue of Jason, 1550-1600, Italian at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

P1000759Detail of Madonna and Child statue, 1340-50, painted and gilt limestone, France at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

P1000800Detail of marble statue of Narcissus, 1560, Italian at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

P1000783 Detail of mahogany veneer on Empire Secretaire 1814 at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

 P1000789 Detail of The Sluggard (model) by Frederic Lord Leighton, 1851 at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

P1000786  Detail of The Bed of Ware, giant bed built circa 1590 at the Victoria and Albert Museum and featured in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.

P1000850Detail of Polchinelle by Ernest Messonier, 1860 at The Wallace Collection.

P1000866Detail of Madame Perregaux by Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, 1789 at The Wallace Collection.

P1000867Detail of Boy with Dog by Jean-Baptiste Greuze, c.1760 in The Wallace Collection.  So sweet…

P1000843Detail of Boy with a Falcon and Leash by Joan van Noordt, c.1665 in The Wallace Collection.  Endearing…

P1000741 Sign in South Kensington Underground Arcade.

P1010047Detail of a Great War Memorial to the workers of Waterloo Station, London.

P1010027 Dolphin detail of light fixtures along the Victoria Embankment 1870.

P1010037 Lion head on the Victoria Embankment circa 1870.

P1010031Sphinx on Victoria Embankment flanking Cleopatra’s Needle circa 1878.

P1010023  Plaque on The Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy originally built circa 1490.

P1000927 Parish stone in Brentford 1860.

 P1000936 Detail of 17th century ceiling in the Boston Manor House in Brentford featuring the elements and the senses.  This is the sense of taste.

P1000938  Detail of 17th century ceiling in the Boston Manor House in Brentford featuring the elements and the senses.  This is the sense of hearing.

P1000945Detail of 18th century wallpaper at the Boston Manor House built in the 17th century in Brentford.

P1000933 Detail of  Victorian carved lion added to staircase in the Boston Manor House.

P1000907War Memorial in Brentford for the fallen in The Great War and World War II.

P1000908Upper Butts in Brentford where archers used to practice in the medieval period.

P1010020Riverfront property right by the Waterloo Bridge owned by The Queen.

P1010012  Detail of Nu Couche by Maurice de Vlaminck, 1905 in The Courtauld Institute of Art.  Really a picture of a prostitute.

P1010004 Detail of Portrait of Dolly by Kees van Dongen, 1912 in The Courtauld Institute of Art.

P1010002 Detail of La Loge by Pierre Auguste Renoir, 1874 at The Courtauld Institute of Art.

P1000984Detail of Holy Family with St. John the Baptist by Perino del Vaga, 1528-37, unfinished at The Courtauld Institute of Art.

P1000876 Detail bronze lion on The Nelson Monument in Trafalgar Square.

P1000951Detail of window at the Duke of Sussex pub in Chiswick.

P1000714Facade detail of house in St. John’s Wood, London.

P1000835Detail of monkey in Flowers on a Fountain with a Peacock by Jan Weenix, circa 1700-10 in The Wallace Collection. 

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