KENT, William
(b. ca. 1685, Bridlington, d. 1748, London)

General view

begun 1734
Holkham Hall, Norfolk

The photo shows the south view of Holkham Hall.

The severely Palladian south façade with its Ionic portico is devoid of arms or motif; not even a blind window is allowed to break the void between the windows and roof-line, while the lower windows are mere piercings in the stark brickwork. The only hint of ornamentation is from the two terminating Venetian windows.

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