View of a House and its Estate in Belsize, Middlesex by Jan Siberechts


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View of a House and its Estate in Belsize, Middlesex by Jan Siberechts View of a House and its Estate in Belsize, Middlesex by Jan Siberechts

Artist: Jan Siberechts (1627 – 1703)

Nationality: Flemish

Completion Date: 1696

Style: Baroque

Genre: Landscape

The artist began specialising in pictures of country estates when he settled in Britain in the 1670s. The name of the estate’s owner, and probable commissioner of the painting, is now lost. At one time thought to be The Grove in Highgate, the building has been identified by local historian Roy Allen as being in Belsize, Middlesex (what is now Belsize Park in northwest London). In 1696, when this picture was made, the whole of Belsize belonged to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster Abbey (the Abbey and other landmarks are visible on the horizon). The road in the foreground is what is now Rosslyn Hill. The coach is heading towards Hampstead.

The country house and estate portrait, of which Siberechts was…

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About Jez Farmer

I am a freelance writer and poet and started writing after raising my two boys as a way of discovering just who Jez is. That is still very much an on-going project but the journey so far has introduced me to many wonderful friends and fellow writers through an ever growing love of poetry.
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