A Prospect of Temple Newsam

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A Prospect of Temple Newsam

Temple Newsam is one of the great historic estates in England. Set within over 1500 acres of parkland, woodland and farmland landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th century, it is a magnificent Tudor-Jacobean mansion. Famous as the birthplace of Lord Darnley and home to the Ingram family for over 300 years, the mansion houses rich collections of works of art.

This view of Temple Newsam House was almost certainly painted in 1750 for Henry, seventh Viscount Irwin. It shows the house from the East with many recently built features as well as many which were soon to be swept away. The identity of the artist responsible for this picture had long been a mystery until the signature of James Chapman emerged during a recent cleaning.

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