Musée No:737.137Regular price £25.00
Design for Kelham Hall, Nottinghamshire ; Entrance Elevation
Artist: Anthony Salvin
Date: 1799 - 1881
Anthony Salvin (1799 –1881) was an English architect. He gained a reputation as an expert on medieval buildings and applied this expertise to his new buildings and his restorations. He restored castles and country houses, and built a number of new houses and churches. In 1863 he was awarded the royal gold medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Kelham Hall is in Nottinghamshire. The first hall was destroyed by fire and it’s replacement was built in around 1730 by John Sanderson. The painting is of this version of the house, but it was also destroyed by fire in 1857. The third and present Kelham Hall "is considered a masterpiece of high Victorian Gothic architecture, entirely asymmetrical, with a gloriously irregular skyline, and crowning 'grandiloquent' towers." It was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott and completed in 1863.The Hall is now a hotel and wedding venue.