Tuesday, 5 October 2010

This too seemingly went unnoticed

The greenhouse with its trompe l’oeil murals by Fernand Renard.

A detail from the Renard mural. 

View of the arbor from the greenhouse

 The basket house replete with its painting by Georges Braque.

Mrs. Paul Mellon’s fabled Virginia estate, Oak Spring, photographed by Jonathan Becker
by James Reginato
Vanity Fair, August 2010


Lucindaville said...

I would so love to spend an afternoon in her gardening library. I think at 100 it is time for her to write a gardening book!

Mrs. Blandings said...

This one, not completely. I did a very brief something and Heather Clawson posted most of the images if I remember correctly.

I admired her so much after reading the interview. Such a nice break from the "look at me! look at me!"

Emily Evans Eerdmans said...

Wowee wow wow. Am completely obsessed with Bunny Mellon....

La Petite Gallery said...

What a wonderful looking place.

Lynne Rutter said...

unnoticed? it was published in a national magazine!

very nice work by mr renard there. thanks for sharing this

Michael Mattison said...

I've only got 5 words to describe this: UN-BE-LIEV-A-BLE.
Yes, and it's beautiful too.
Great post!

Pigtown-Design said...

i think this is such a spectacular place. it was an excellent article.

maison21 said...

the braque in the baskethouse is killing me.

JLS said...

Truly chic,and timeless

Renee Finberg said...

what a magnificent set of images!
i want to jump inside them.