British School (Oxford, 1837) – Hardwick House, the Seat of Philip Lybbe Powys Esq


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Watercolour with scratching out on white wove paper; inscribed in pencil on the back – Hardwick House Oxon seat of Powys Esq 1837. Presented in a new wash line mount with added title. Provenance: Previously with Mrs Odling of Paxford House near Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire.

Sheet: 7 3/4 in x 10 3/8 in. (19.7 cm x 26.4 cm.)
Aperture: 7 5/8 in x 10 3/16 in. (19.4 cm x 25.9 cm.)
Mount: 14 13/16 in x 17 in. (37.6 cm x 43.1 cm.)



Philip Lybbe Powys was born April 22nd, 1765, and died at Hardwick House on 12th March 1838.

Hardwick Estate has a long and fascinating history including a role in the English civil war, and as one of the inspirations for Wind in the Willows. In 1975 the farmland was converted to organic status by Sir Julian Rose, the present owner of the estate.


Unidentified / Unknown Artist