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Chirk Castle.  Lucchesi Bronze Nymph

Chirk Castle. Lucchesi Bronze Nymph 

Andrea Carlo Lucchesi (1860 – 1924) was an Anglo-Italian sculptor born in London, whose father, from Tuscany, was a sculptor before him. Lucchesi trained at the West London School of Art and then at the Royal Academy. He started exhibiting in 1881. Lucchesi was an exponent of the late 19th-century British New Sculpture movement, a school based on naturalism and symbolism. His work, often mysterious and provocative, featured many female nudes; he considered the female figure to be “nature’s masterpiece”.

There are four bronze nymphs by Lucchesi in the grounds of Chirk Castle. The statues were installed in the gardens by Lord and Lady Howard de Walden, who leased the castle from the Myddelton family from 1911 to 1946. Thomas Scott-Ellis, 8th Baron Howard de Walden, was a writer and patron of the arts and spent vast sums repairing and re-fitting the castle.

Courtesy of: geotopoi.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/lucchesi-bronze-nymphs-chirk-castle

Dominique Sarrazin, Diane Putnam, buonacoppi, Marco F. Delminho and 23 other people have particularly liked this photo

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©UdoSm club
She probably wants to get in there, because now in the autumn it will become cold ... ;-))
19 months ago.
 Erhard Bernstein
Erhard Bernstein club
Nice perspective!
19 months ago.
HappySnapper club
Any reason this statue is here, seems to be quiet modern against it's setting.
19 months ago.
Amelia Heath club has replied to HappySnapper club
It's certainly more modern than the castle, Maurice, but there are 4 of these bronze nymphs, all slightly different, and each one is over 100 years old. This one is titled 'DESTINY' and was the winner of gold medals at Dresden in 1895 and at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle. Destiny is blindfolded.
19 months ago.
Superbe cadrage
19 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Beautiful castle and statue *****************
19 months ago.
FarbFormFreude club
great view and colors.
why did you put the sculpture on the edge of the castle ? it could be even more impressive in front of the open landscape ...
19 months ago.
Amelia Heath club has replied to FarbFormFreude club
There isn't much in the way of open countryside here. Behind her and to her right is sculpted yew hedging. To her left there is another nymph also surrounded by yew hedging. In front of her is the castle. I liked the juxtaposition of the bronze nymph and the castle I have to say. :-)
19 months ago.
FarbFormFreude club has replied to Amelia Heath club
ah ok, now i understand that positioning
19 months ago.
 Daniela Brocca
Daniela Brocca club
What a beautiful place and the sun you have, Amelia, we have forgotten how it is with the sun. here.
19 months ago.
Amelia Heath club has replied to Daniela Brocca club
The sculptor was an Italian, Dany. ;-)
We grab the sunny days while we can. Today has been dull and dreary.
19 months ago.
Annemarie club
this is beautiful!
happy new week:D
19 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
A really beautiful statue................and a nice sharp shadow of it too! Well captured in beautiful surroundings Amelia.
19 months ago.
 Nick Weall
Nick Weall club
Nothing quite like a good Nymph ~~~ Well caught dear LGM ~ Thanks for the info too xxx
19 months ago.
 Claudia G
Claudia G club
Beau château, lumière et statue qui prône en premier plan !
19 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Superbes photo, château et statue. Nicole.
19 months ago.
 Josiane Dirickx
Josiane Dirickx club
Belle compo !
19 months ago.
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
A very elegant lady
19 months ago.
neira-Dan club
superbe composition
19 months ago.
 Joe, Son of the Rock
Joe, Son of the Rock club
The architecture and sculpture are equally beautiful, Amelia. You have taken the photo from exactly the correct angle to make the shadows an interesting element in the composition. Cheers, Joe
19 months ago.
tiabunna club
A stylish statue and very good of the lessees to leave these behind. A beautiful image.
19 months ago.
 S Drury
S Drury club
A nicely framed shot indeed Amelia and a lovely Blue sky caught also .. liked by me

Best wishes ... Steve
19 months ago.
Gudrun club
Very well composed- the statue leads the eye towards the topiary and castle. Nice long shadows!
19 months ago.
 Sylvain Wiart
Sylvain Wiart club
joliment vu !
19 months ago.

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