'Entrance and Gateway, Losely Park', photograph by Benjamin Brecknell Turner

'Entrance and Gateway, Losely Park', photograph by Benjamin Brecknell Turner

Benjamin Brecknell Turner
'Entrance and Gateway, Losely Park'
England
1852-1854
Albumen print from paper negative
Museum no. PH.39-1982
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Turner's pictures of the house and grounds at Loseley House (near Guildford) follow the formal vistas of an approaching visitor in the sequence of his album: the long avenue of lime trees leading up to the house, the entrance gateway, the front of the house itself, and the park and its lake. The entrance gateway, with its geometrical shapes such as the triangular gables - one incorporating a dovecote - and the arch, have long since vanished although the separate bothy to the right and the entrance bridge still stand.