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The Kitchen Garden, Barrington Court, Somerset

Cherryl Fountain (b.1950)

Category

Art / Oil paintings

Date

1995

Materials

Oil on canvas

Measurements

749 x 1245 mm (29 1/2 x 49 in)

Place of origin

Barrington

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Collection

Barrington Court, Somerset

On show at

Barrington Court, Somerset, South West, National Trust

NT 262260

Caption

The artist takes a special interest in viewing English gardens. She was commissioned by the National Trust’s Foundation for Art scheme several times and its administrator, Dudley Dodd, said of her work: “….she enhances our perception that flowers please our sense of smell, that fruit enhances our sense of taste and that landscapes often have distant outcrops as sharp to our eyes as the rocky foreground.” Here the sun-filled walled kitchen garden at Barrington Court is seen in August where a variety of plants, vegetables and marigolds are in full bloom and depicted in the meticulous and colourful detail typical of the artist’s style.

Summary

Oil painting on canvas, The Kitchen Garden, Barrington Court, Somerset by Cherryl Fountain (b.1950), 1995. A sun-filled image of the walled kitchen garden at Barrington Court in August. On a path in the foreground is a wheelbarrow containing a truckle filled with vegetables. Two further truckles are on the ground beside the barrow. There are various plants in bloom, including runner beans in the foreground at the far right and marigolds along the path. A timber arbour runs above the path in the middleground into the distance where various figures can be seen tending to crops. A yellow painted 17th-century building with an orange pan-tiled roof can be seen in the background on the right.

Provenance

Commissioned from the artist by the National Trust's Foundation for Art, 1995

Makers and roles

Cherryl Fountain (b.1950), artist

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