Following their recent sponsorship of gifted young Clay College ceramicist Billy Cave, the BADA Friends have continued their commitment to the arts by helping to fund a new publication on one of England’s finest country houses, Raynham Hall in Norfolk.
The seat of the Townshend family for nearly 400 years, Raynham Hall is one of England’s first neo-Palladian houses. Work began on the site in 1622, with further extensions and interior design added a century later by eminent architect William Kent, whose work also included Kensington Palace, Chiswick House and Houghton Hall.
The new book ‘Raynham Hall: An English Country House Revealed’ is written by Dr Michael Ridgdill, head of American Friends of British Art, with a forward by celebrated historian John Julius Norwich, and offers readers a rare glimpse inside the private house, revealing its treasures and history for the first time.
The hardcover book is illustrated with 140 colour images by London photographer Julius Beltrame, capturing the spectacular plasterwork ceilings, remarkable paintings and fine furniture collected by the Townshend family over the centuries.
Raynham Hall: An English Country House Revealed will be available to purchase in mid-March, 2018
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