Pre-Raphaelite heaven...

by David Swatton June. 24, 2019 558 views

...or hell, depending on your taste.

I visited Wightwick Manor in Staffordshire which was an old manor, remodelled and hugely extended in the late 19th century by a Wolverhampton industrialist, Theodore Mander, who had made his fortune in manufacturing paint.

Mander was a huge fan of the Arts and Crafts movement and every room in the house is decorated with William Morris wall coverings, tapestries, carpets, curtains etc and the building houses Mander's collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings. The National Trust have selected this property also to house its overall collection of Pre-Raphaelite art and so there are many paintings by Rossetti, Burne-Jones and Millais among others.

Over-stuffed Victorian interiors aren't to everybody's taste but I have to admit I've got a bit of a soft spot for them.

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Helen Hooker 2 years, 2 months ago

It’s a fascinating building, isn’t it? I spent hours there when I visited in2015 so it’s lovely to see your take on Wightwick.

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Trinicia Perch 2 years, 2 months ago

Great photos, love the last one.

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Camellia Staab 2 years, 2 months ago

You tease.....I could have gone for more photos.  Love the composition on #1 and the colors in #4. Well done and thanks for sharing smile

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Jay Boggess 2 years, 2 months ago

WOW! Great series, all!!! 
I  especially like the brooding sky in #1and the soft light in the last two.....
+1

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David Swatton Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 2 months ago

Made a change for it not to be raining

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to David Swatton 2 years, 2 months ago

smile+1

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Marilyn Grimble 2 years, 2 months ago

Love the first for its uniformity. Mx

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David Swatton Replied to Marilyn Grimble 2 years, 2 months ago

The mock Tudor thing can be a bit of a cliche but done on this scale it's pretty impressive.

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