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Oil Painting Sheringham Park Norfolk By Ken Bizon
This nice oil painting on canvas is of Sheringham Hall, one of Norfolk’s Finest houses, now a National Trust Property. Sheringham Hall: This Regency Grade II listed building is finished in grey, gault, Lincolnshire brick was designed and built by Humphry Repton and his architect son, John Adey Repton. Due to the Norfolk coasts glacial winds, Repton chose a south facing site in the lee of a wooded hillside. In July 1813 the Upcher family laid the foundation stones and the family hoped to move into the house in the summer of 1817, but the owner of the Estate Abbot Upcher fell ill and died in 1819 at the age of thirty five. The hall remained empty for twenty years until Henry Ramey Upcher completed it in 1839. The park was designed by Humphrey Repton who represented his proposals in July 1812 in the form of one of his Red books. He described Sheringham as his ‘Favourite and Darling child in Norfolk’ Abbot and Charlotte Upcher bought the Estate in 1811 and successive generations of the Upcher family did much to develop the estate, the Hall and the park, as well as building a school. There are fine miniature woodlands and a large variety of rhododendrons and azaleas. In the early 20th Century Henry Morris Upcher obtained rhododendron seeds of various types from plantsman Ernest ‘Chinese’ Wilson. Plants from this source which can be found in the garden include rhododendron ambiguum, calophytum and decorum amongst others. Many other species of tree and shrub are represented in the garden including fifteen types of magnolia, large specimen pieris. Among the other trees are Maples, acers, styrax, eucryphia and a fine example of the snowdrop tree Halesia. Several overlook towers provide good views over the gardens and of the nearby coast and countryside. Ken Bizon: Ken trained at Norwich School of Art, The Brixton School of Building and after service with the Royal Engineers at Camberwell School of Art. He is a member of the Guild of Norwich Painters and has exhibited at the Royal Academy and Royal Society of British Artists. He likes to paint church interiors and landscapes as well as sharing his wife Edna’s love of painting animals. Beautifully presented in a quality framed, signed lower right. A gallery label verso with a price of £795.00. Worthy of a fine collection. Size: 15” x 19”


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