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Trompe l'oeil (Urn)

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: National Trust, Mompesson House

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This is one of a set of seven trompe l'oeil (deceive the eye) paintings that were painted for the architect Denis Martineau (1907–1975), the previous owner and donor of Mompesson House.

National Trust, Mompesson House


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas laid on panel

  • Measurements

    179.5 x 119.5 cm

  • Accession number


  • Acquisition method

    commissioned by Denis Martineau, 1950–1960


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National Trust, Mompesson House

The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2EL England

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