Brendan Neiland (b.1941) R.A. (Expelled)

Hampton Court (1984)



74 x 51 cm

Signed, dated, titled, and numbered 152/250 in pencil.

A print of one of Hampton Court’s magnificent facades, reflected in its fountain. Reflected architecture is one of Neiland’s most recurring themes.

The Fountain Court was designed by Sir Christopher Wren; he began remodelled the palace in the baroque style for William III and Mary II in 1689. It held private and state apartments for both the King and Queen. Wren’s other works at Hampton Court Palace include the Lower Orangery and the grand colonnade in Clock Court, providing a grand entrance to the King’s Apartments. The architectural historian Sir John Summerson described Fountain Court as ‘Startling, as of simultaneous exposure to a great many eyes with raised eyebrows’.

Brendan Neiland (born 23 October 1941 in Lichfield, Staffordshire) is an English artist best known for his paintings of reflections in modern city buildings. In 1992 he was elected to the Royal Academy (RA).

Neiland is known for his interpretations of city life. His work is widely exhibited in major museums and galleries worldwide including, in Britain, the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Tate Gallery London, The Collections of the British Council and the Arts Council of Great Britain. He is represented by the Redfern Gallery and has had numerous shows internationally, including at the Galerie Belvedere in Singapore, who represent him in Singapore and the Far East.

Condition: very good.

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