Steven Brindle
Steven Brindle is a Senior Properties Historian in the Curatorial Department of English Heritage.
Brindle, Steven
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Description: William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain
WILLIAM KENT returned to England after ten years’ residence in Italy in December 1719. In February 1722 he received the commission to decorate the ceiling of the Cupola Room at Kensington Palace and for the next fifteen years, his work for the royal family formed one of the dominant themes of his life and work. After the death of Queen Caroline in November 1737 the flow of royal commissions...
Author
Susan Weber (Editor)
PublisherBard Graduate Center
Description: William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain
KENT’S EARLY ASPIRATIONS as an artist were to be a painter, and he traveled to Italy largely in pursuit of this goal...
Author
Susan Weber (Editor)
PublisherBard Graduate Center
Description: William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain
IN JULY 1709 the twenty-four-year-old William Kent set sail with two companions, the connoisseur-antiquary John Talman and the architect Daniel Lock, for Italy...
Author
Susan Weber (Editor)
PublisherBard Graduate Center