Photographic Print. Gloriette building overlooking the Piazza Pool and Classical Fountain at Portmeirion.
This is a decorative facade with 5 Trompe L'Oeil windows surrounding an open doorway and 5 mermaid and fish iron balustrades on the balcony which
Sir Clough Williams-Ellis rescued from the Sailor's Home in Liverpool. In the 1930s 8 columns by the 18th century architect Samuael Wyatt were salvaged from the colonnade of Hooton Hall, Chester, buried, then rediscovered years later and used as the 4 striking Ionic columns in the Gloriette in 1964-1965. "For
nearly thirty years I forgot all about this rather rash and extravagant
purchase until I had my Gloriette idea by which time these bits and pieces
could nowhere be found. Ultimately they were tracked down and actually dug up
from under a garden that had been made on top of them." A little earlier in the 1950s 2 others were used as pedastals for the gold Thai dancing figure statues, sometimes called Burmese or Siamese twins.
Architectural fragments are painted in Portmeirion 3 in Paintings in Gouache.
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Images printed at a Fuji approved professional laboratory on highest quality archive papers, Fuji Crystal or DP 2.
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