This eighteenth-century 'Saloon' gives wide views across the park. Vassalli's ceiling of 1758-9 is in the most carefree Rococo style with winged putti flying among the clouds, and is complemented by the sienna and white marble chimneypiece. The festoons of plasterwork are a framework for a series of portraits with trophies hanging from ribbon bows representing the 1st Lord Lyttelton's wide-ranging interests.
To the right of the windows is a portrait of Lord Lyttelton by
Benjamin West while opposite is the Allan Ramsay painting of his brother
Charles, Bishop of Carlisle. On the right there is a large portrait of
Sir Thomas Lyttelton by Pond. Sir Thomas was Judge of the Common Pleas
he worte "Treastise on Tenures". He was born in 1420 and died in 1481.
He is buried at Worcester Cathedral. The painting by Wootton over the
chimneypiece shows another brother, Sir Richard, with the Earl of Stair
at the battle of Dettingen in 1743. Opposite the Wootton hangs a rare
full length portrait by landscape artist Richard Wilson of Lord
Lyttelton's half-brother, Admiral Thomas Smith. Also in this room hangs
the portrait of Sir Richards Lyttelton, brother of George, by Batoni.
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