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photoblog image Thornbridge Hall - Part 2 2/6

Thornbridge Hall - Part 2 2/6

I saw another opportunity for a pre-planned triptych while walking round the gardens when we came upon this impressive statue of of the 9ft.tall figure of Atlas carrying the Heavens on his shoulders. He was purchased from Chatsworth over 100 years ago for the princely sum of £8-12s. (£8.60) but by now I would think he is somewhat more valuable than that.

Thornbridge Hall - Part 2 2/6

I saw another opportunity for a pre-planned triptych while walking round the gardens when we came upon this impressive statue of of the 9ft.tall figure of Atlas carrying the Heavens on his shoulders. He was purchased from Chatsworth over 100 years ago for the princely sum of £8-12s. (£8.60) but by now I would think he is somewhat more valuable than that.

comments (12)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 23 Aug 2016, 03:48
Très jolie représentation d'Atlas.
Brian Walbey: I hadn't realised he was so old.
I like the triptych of Atlas... nice to see the details!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth.
Well done indeed Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Aug 2016, 07:21
He would cost a great deal more these days
Brian Walbey: No doubting that Bill.
I thought he was suffering from curvature of the spine at first Brian.
Brian Walbey: He probably was after hunking that great stone globe about.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 23 Aug 2016, 10:23
Poor old fellow. I always magined Atlas as a young well-muscled man holding the sky high above him
Brian Walbey: So did I Lisl.
Well done. I wouldn't pay that for it now. Seems depressing to put in a garden. Wouldn't it feel stressful to look at?
Brian Walbey: I guess it would be worth a lot of money these days, especially as it came from the famous Chatsworth house just down the road.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Aug 2016, 13:39
a good idea to show Atlas' efforts from different sides.
Brian Walbey: Another of those natural triptych opportunities Philine.
i love your take on this, Brian. and this is a very well made statue. i would prefer this, over some of the modern art, ambiguous interpretation of a sculpture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ayush, it is certainly of the old style.
i like the three slightly different points of view in the triptych Brian....petersmile
Brian Walbey: I can't avoid doing triptych things with things like this.
He looks a bit like C.Phillips (no relation)
Brian Walbey: No comment!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Aug 2016, 09:40
It is like a circus act Brian.
Brian Walbey: It is come to think of it.

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