A Photographers & Visitors Guide & Timeless Stories

Kenwood House – Interiors

Kenwood House is free to enter and photography is allowed.  It houses a massive art collection bequeathed by Lord Iveagh (Vermeer, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Reynolds, Larkin and Boucher) and sits amongst an ornamental garden with parklands and is adjacent to Hampstead Heath.   There is also a shop and the cafe, Gardens ( here ) and Flowers ( here ) are a delight .

It does get quite busy with tours and school trips.  Nevertheless it has a calm ambiance with friendly staff and an occasional school party sitting on the floor quietly mesmerized by a story teller.  You might wish to click on  The Website.

The easiest route is to Archway underground station and then the 210 bus from stand E to the next stand E by Compton Rd.

The Rooms

Kenwood House Paintings

 

 

The Ceilings

Ceiling - Kenwood House

Foyer

 

Ceiling Art - Kenwood House

 

Kenwood House - Library

Library

 

Ceiling Art 2 - Kenwood House

 

The Paintings

Rembrandt – self portrait with two circles

It seems that selfies are nothing new to the world.

Man Offering Grapes to a Girl - Francois Boucher

Man Offering Grapes to a Girl – Francois Boucher

Lady Isabella Rich - Attr William Larkin

Lady Isabella Rich – Attr William Larkin

Diana Cecil - Countess of Oxford - attr William Larkin

Diana Cecil – Countess of Oxford – attr William Larkin

The Cherry Gatherers - Francois Boucher

The Cherry Gatherers – Francois Boucher

Dido Elizabeth Belle and Lady Elizabeth Murray by Johann Zoffany at Kenwood House

Dido Elizabeth Belle and Lady Elizabeth Murray by Johann Zoffany

 

Some Trinkets

Kenwood House - Broach

 

Cameos - Kenwood House

 

Bracelets - Kenwood House

 

9 responses

  1. Thanks for the sight-seeing! 🙂

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    June 9, 2015 at 16:56

  2. When my kids were smalI and I had a rare day off, I treated myself to a random day out to Kenwood House. I walked from Hampstead station and enjoyed the pretty High Street, and walking along the wooded areas, and it was so incredible that this house was hidden in this suburban existence. Your pictures really do it justice!

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    June 9, 2015 at 18:23

    • Thank you and for your remembrance. The whole place seemed very peaceful. It’s nice to find places where photography is allowed. There will be pictures of the grounds later. 🙂

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      June 9, 2015 at 19:07

  3. I was lucky enough to go here last September. Your photos are terrific, Graham!

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    June 9, 2015 at 20:25

  4. I collect Wedgewood so I particularly like this one! It looks like Wedgewood interiors. Also love the cameos. Beauteous Gaham, and I cannot see as I type this. I am at the public library because The Holler’s wifi is out and I forgot my glasses, but I can see how lovely this is.

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    June 10, 2015 at 02:27

    • I’m glad you enjoyed. There are always a lot of volunteers involved in these restorations. I’m hoping they’ll do me next. 😀

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      June 10, 2015 at 11:32

  5. Magnificent!

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    June 11, 2015 at 14:35

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