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13/10/2021 - 05/11/2021

New Work - Painting


Francis Hamel - Rousham, Through the Gardens

The painter Francis Hamel has lived on the Rousham estate in Oxfordshire for over twenty-five years. Designed in the 1730’s by William Kent and regarded as his most complete and unspoilt creation, the gardens at Rousham have been a constant source of inspiration for the artist during those years. Locked down in March 2020, and with the grounds empty of visitors, Hamel was presented with a unique opportunity to capture the spirit of this magical place through the changing seasons.

The complete series of paintings are gathered together for this exhibition which accompanies the publication of a new book on Rousham with essays by Francis Hamel, the novelist, Joanna Kavenna, garden designer, Tom Stuart-Smith and Director of the Garden Museum, Christopher Woodward.


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