Tuesday, September 03, 2013

An Afternoon at Petworth House

Impressions from an an Afternoon at Petworth House

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Babe has requested to study a bit more about the Victorian Middle and Upper Class so we are currently focussing on 
the servants , particularly the kitchens and Petworth House in West Sussex has some immaculate preserved 
kitchen and servant quarters that are all belonging and have been passed through the families. 

here some of our highlights of today , and indeed we are planning to be back soon as there is soo much to see and take in it can be quite overwhelming :-) 

Art Inspiration at Petworth House , West Sussex , Victorian Era Aestetics

view of Petworth House from across the servant quarters and Victorian Kitchen

Art Inspiration at Petworth House , West Sussex , Victorian Era Aestetics

One of my favourites was the Still Room , a place where jams, preserves and dried concoctions were 
prepared by the Maids there … hmm I wonder whether they used any natural dyes ?
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Art Inspiration at Petworth House , West Sussex , Victorian Era Aestetics

Love the lined shelves, so pristine and ordered ..
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Scullery Maid, Art Inspiration at Petworth House , West Sussex , Victorian Era Aestetics
 Scullery Maid Joy :-) 

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Victorian Baking Molds,Art Inspiration at Petworth House , West Sussex , Victorian Era Aestetics

Babe's favourite  - the displays of Victorian Baking Molds, the array was quite mindboggling, so many 
fascinating shapes and sizes, and all the cookware labelled with the families initials as well as numbers 
that the cook would shout out so the maids new which one to bring 

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Meat Larder ,Art Inspiration at Petworth House , West Sussex , Victorian Era Aestetics

Hugging a " joint of meat" … as you do ;) 

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Victorian Icecream Molds and Sorbet Molds ,Art Inspiration at Petworth House , West Sussex , Victorian Era Aestetics

another of Babe's favourite
the victorian icecream molds, used to make sorbets, icecreams and cold chocolates 

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Victorian Bakery Oven  ,Art Inspiration at Petworth House , West Sussex , Victorian Era Aestetics

peeking into the bakery oven 

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Victorian Chapel Mural, Victorian Bakery Oven  ,Art Inspiration at Petworth House , West Sussex , Victorian Era Aestetics

beautiful views over the family chapel from the balcony balustrade
there is sooo much art in this house, barely one room is without a stunning array of sculptures, carvings and oil paintings 
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Victorian Stariway Mural ,Art Inspiration at Petworth House , West Sussex , Victorian Era Aestetics
even the stairs are lined with mural artworks
that I nearly fell off trying to see it all instead of concentrating where my feet stepped ..

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Dress Up box Bowler Hat, Art Inspiration at Petworth House , West Sussex , Victorian Era Aestetics

still having fun with the numerous dressup boxes scattered around the house , incredibly helpful National Trust volunteers happy to answer all our questions
… very pleasant

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Hieronymous Bosch, " The Adoration of the Magi, ,  Art Inspiration at Petworth House , West Sussex , Victorian Era Aestetics

Highlight of my day -- a Hieronymus Bosch Painting …
" The Adoration of the Magi" 
ohh how I love his detail work

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Victorian Atelier Painting ,  Art Inspiration at Petworth House , West Sussex , Victorian Era Aestetics

and a fabulous painting showing a victorian Art Atelier
with endless miniature paintings depicted lining the art studios wall
 I have forgotten the artist who it was by … will look it up next time

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a wonderful afternoon indeed ..we shall go back soon for more exploration

::: milliande

2 comments:

  1. What beauty! Thank you for sharing. How fortunate you are able to visit such history and amazing art near to you!

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