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Thursday, November 12 • 10:00 - 11:45
Session 4: Classical influences at Georgian Stourhead LIMITED

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Oliver Cox

Knowledge Exchange Fellow, University of Oxford
TITLE: WALKING THE PATHS OF GEORGIAN STOURHEAD. | ABSTRACT: This paper will build upon my 2012 Garden History article, ‘A Mistaken Iconography? Eighteenth-Century Visitor Accounts of Stourhead’, which suggested that visitors may not have enjoyed Stourhead in the way twentieth- and twenty-first-century scholars hoped they did. I will compare and contrast the growing popularity of Stourhead as managed by the National Trust with the... Read More →
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Dudley Dodd

Independent Scholar, National Trust - Retired
TITLE: RYSBRACK'S DOCUMENTED WORK AT STOURHEAD - A REFRESHER COURSE. | ABSTRACT: A chronology of Rysbrack’s documented work purchased and commissioned by Henry Hoare II (1705-85) for the house and garden with some observations on the sculptor’s pictorial sources. | BIOGRAPHY: Dudley Dodd worked in the Historic Buildings Department of the National Trust from 1974 to 2000. In addition to writing guide books for houses in the... Read More →
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John Harrison

Doctoral Candidate, The Open University
TITLE: STOURHEAD GARDEN STATUARY: MORE THAN JUST 'SQUABBY CUPIDS'? | ABSTRACT: Theorists of meaning at Stourhead gardens have tended to suppose that a 'grand plan' was intended. The best known theory is the one proposed by Kenneth Woodbridge, who suggested that the circuit walk at Stourhead was intended to recapitulate Aeneas' journey to found Rome. However, there is very little evidence to support this view. In my presentation I will... Read More →

Thursday November 12, 2015 10:00 - 11:45
Stourton Memorial Hall The Spread Eagle Courtyard Stourton BA12 6QE

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