Friday, 1 June 2012

John Nash


The painting of the Old Oak sold last week. I listened to a program on the radio this morning at 5.30 about  John Nash whose family were from Carmarthen although he was born in Lambeth.  John Nash would have known the Old Oak as he lived in Carmarthen for a while, although the scene above is from a later period. He was responsible for re roofing St Peters Church and also did major works on St Davids Cathedral before going back to London and making his fortune. Nash was much influenced by the theories of the Picturesque. He did major works for the Prince regent including "Regent Street " and the major work on Buckingham Palace.
I have been crating paintings today and cataloging them.

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