Posted by Breault Albaric on Wednesday, 4 December, 2019 21:19:31
The Chatsworth House violin, which 'hangs' from the back of the door to the State Music Room. The trompe l'oeil was painted by Jan van der Vaardt
The painting of a violin on a door in the State Music Room is a trompe l'oeil (deceives the eye) and is one of the best remembered treasures at Chatsworth, in Derbyshire. Painted by Jan van der Vaart (c. 1653-1727), it came from Devonshire House in Piccadilly and has been at Chatsworth for over 150 years.
The painting was seen at Chatsworth by Horace Walpole in 1760 and he was apparently told it was by van der Vaardt. According to Wikipedia van der Vaardt had stopped painting in 1713 due to deteriorating eyesight, having been active in London since 1674. The painting was at Devonshire House in London when it was cleaned in 1723.
Chatsworth House a 105-acre garden, a beautiful sight in summer, and a public part on the banks of the river Derwent. The garden reveals a selection of fine sights and puzzling curiosities, which include a sculture gallery, four royal thrones, memorable illusionist painting of a violin hanging on a door, and paintings by the likes of Rembrandt and Van Dyck.
Chatsworth House Chatsworth House Events. For forthcoming and past events at Chatwworth House see Chatsworth House Events. There are regular art displays in the gardens. Chatsworth House History. Originally, there was a Tudor building here built by Bess of Hardwick from 1552. Bess was married many times and her fourth husband was the Earl of
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