Christopher Walker reviews Phoebe Dickinson Great Houses And Gardens Of England

Half the aristocracy attended a star-studded opening this week, which was no surprise as they are this exhibition’s subject.

There are 50 paintings, executed over an eighteen month period during which the artist Phoebe Dickinson travelled around Britain and captured many of the nation’s most iconic houses and gardens in a fresh, intimate light.

A lot of them are of the aristos’ young sprogs as the exhibition is inspired by “the new generation of homeowners who are transforming these great houses.”

The Bamford grandchildren at Daylesford House

The artist was given unparalleled access to capture unexpected glimpses of iconic houses such as Badminton House and Belvoir Castle, their interiors, and landscapes.

She channels Sargent, and the Dutch Golden Age Masters, to create a series of modern conversation pieces which show behind-the-scenes glimpses of life in the British stately home today.

7th – 23rd November 2023 Simon Dickinson Gallery



Picture: Rose at Houghton Pictures: artist Phoebe Dickinson

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