Entrance Hall-Stourhead

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Entrance hall-Stourhead

What's the story?

Today, the house tells the story of Sir Richard Colt Hoare (1758-1838), the great grandson of its original creator, Henry Hoare I.

The rooms bring to life the work of this meticulous scholar and the considerable impact he had on the estate.

In the 1780s, grief drove Colt from Stourhead and he spent six years travelling across Europe. His experiences, particularly in Italy, influenced the rest of his life and shaped the house and garden we see today.

Entrance hall

Sir Richard Colt Hoare was respectful of family history, moving much of the family portrait collection here. Despite many changes, Colt remained true to his grandfather's, Henry Hoare II, vision for the garden, as a picturesque landscape evoking classical Italy.


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Comments (5)

Laura Fokkema on May 17, 2012

Mooi hoor Erik. Ik zie twee tweelingen, zie jij ze ook? Laura

bdeh on May 18, 2012

Mooie opname van deze hal vol pracht en praal Erik. Ik zie de tweelingen ook. Groeten Berend

M.Kranenborg-Torn on May 19, 2012

Wat hadden en hebben ze toch om al die schilderijen boven elkaar te hangen. Heb me daar jaren geleden al over verbaasd in het Uffizi museum.

Wel goed weer gegeven, like.

Groetjes van Greetje

Jack Tol on May 20, 2012

Prachtige interieur-kiek, wat je natuurlijk in dit geval ook een prachtige portret-kiek kunt noemen.



Hielke Roelevink on May 22, 2012

Laura zie wel drie(dubbel)LEUK!

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Photo taken in Stourton, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12, UK

This photo was taken indoors

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    by Erik van den Ham