Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Chelsea Quadriga

Warrior on a quadriga with horses by Amédée Joubert, The Pheasantry, King's Road, Chelsea, London
Warrior on a quadriga with horses, architectural sculpture by Amédée Joubert, 1881
PizzaExpress, The Pheasantry
King's Road, Chelsea
London, September 2014

“English Heritage believe that the current building was constructed in the mid-nineteenth century. The Companion Guide to London states that the Jouberts bought the building in 1880 and it seems that they added significant amounts of architectural decoration around that time. According to Nikolaus Pevsner and Bridget Cherry, the building includes a ‘flamboyant Louis XV façade and a triumphal entrance arch to its front courtyard with caryatids and quadringa ... the odd, extremely heavy display of Grecian enthusiasm were added to an earlier house in 1881 by the artist and interior decorator Amédée Joubert.’ The London Green Guide noted in 2012 that only the facade and portico survive.”
(The Pheasantry, Wikipedia)

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