Painting of Osterley Park Lake by John Ronayne ARCA FCSD
Osterley Park and House is a neo-classical house run by National Trust. It was designed by Robert Adam, with landscaped park and gardens.
At a very early age John was taken along to the National Gallery, where he became at once mystified and excited by the handling of landscape and light effects by masters such as Claude, Ruisdael, Turner, and Constable. Piles of art books were then borrowed from the local library, from which he traced and copied the Old Masters. A traditional apprenticeship was augmented by attending Saturday life-drawing classes…
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