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York Medical Society

Robert Adams and Thomas Chippendale at Nostell: a matter of equals?

Lecture by Kerry Bristol, Senior Lecturer School of Fine Art, University of Leeds

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Robert Adams and Thomas Chippendale at Nostell: a matter of equals?
Robert Adams and Thomas Chippendale at Nostell: a matter of equals?

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21 Mar 2023, 07:48

York Medical Society, 23 Stonegate, York YO1 8AW, UK

About the Event

Nostell, the ancestral home of the Winn family near Wakefield, has long been recognised as an important commission for both Robert Adam and Thomas Chippendale, one indicative of a close friendship between architect and patron and suggestive of a special relationship between the Otley-born cabinetmaker and a family who reputedly promoted his interests early in his career. Based on a fresh reading of the Nostell archive, this lecture will investigate the nature of the business relationship between Adam and Chippendale and query how and where they worked together at Nostell and when they worked independently of each other. Did the late 18th-century architect always have the upper hand or could those who furnished a house exert more control?

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