Category : Conservation

Patrick Baty was commissioned to carry out the paint analysis of the Laigh and High Halls
Dec 9th, 2010 | | Conservation | National Trust for Scotland | Portfolio | No Comments

The House of the Binns, Linlithgow

The House of the Binns is situated on the western slopes of twin hills (in old Scots “binns”) three miles east of Linlithgow. The present house was built between 1612 and 1630 by Thomas Dalyell, an Edinburgh...

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Patrick has been consulted on the Governor’s Palace; Peyton Randolph House, St George Tucker House and the Wythe House
Dec 9th, 2010 | | Conservation | Museums | Organisations | Portfolio | No Comments

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

I have visited Colonial Williamsburg several times on conferences or to lecture. Whenever I am there my opinion is often sought on paint matters. To date I have looked at the Governor’s Palace; Peyton Randolph...

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Patrick Baty carried out the analysis of the paint in the Great Conservatory
Dec 9th, 2010 | | Conservation | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 1 Comment

Syon House

In the 18th century, Hugh Percy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, commissioned architect and interior designer Robert Adam and landscape designer Lancelot "Capability" Brown to redesign the house and estate. Work began...

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Patrick carried out the paint analysis on this 'Greek' Thomson house
Dec 9th, 2010 | | Conservation | National Trust for Scotland | Portfolio | No Comments

Holmwood House, Glasgow

Holmwood House was built by Alexander Thomson in 1857-58 near the village of Cathcart, on the southern fringes of Glasgow. The client was James Couper who, with his brother Robert, owned the nearby Millholm paper...

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Patrick Baty has been employed on several occasions to advise on the treatment of external surfaces at Ham
Dec 9th, 2010 | | Conservation | National Trust | Portfolio | No Comments

Ham House

I have been employed on several occasions to advise on the treatment of external surfaces at Ham House. In the early 1990s I carried out trials with copperas washes on the quoins, which had been painted with a...

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Patrick measuring the lower wall with a spectrophotometer
Dec 9th, 2010 | | Conservation | Museums | Organisations | Portfolio | No Comments

Temple Newsam House, near Leeds

Temple Newsam is a Jacobean house near Leeds. By the time Henry 7th Viscount Irwin (1691-1761) inherited the house on 26 May 1736, it had fallen into disrepair. Indeed, the Inventory of 1702 describes the sole...

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Patrick was commissioned to carry out the paint analysis of the Tapestry Drawing Room and Large Library
Dec 9th, 2010 | | Conservation | Portfolio | No Comments

Goodwood

The first Duke of Richmond (1672-1723) bought Goodwood as a hunting Lodge in 1697. Part of the Jacobean house survives in the form of the present Long Hall. It was the third Duke (1735-1806) who was responsible...

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Patrick Baty was asked to assist with the analysis of the paint on the walls of the Lansdowne House and Kirtlington Park Dining Rooms
Dec 8th, 2010 | | Conservation | Museums | Organisations | Portfolio | No Comments

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Robert Adam's Lansdowne House Dining Room I was asked to assist with the analysis of the paint on the walls of two rooms that had been removed from English houses in the 1930s - the Lansdowne House and Kirtlington...

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Patrick Baty carried out the paint analysis on the interior and exterior
Dec 8th, 2010 | | Conservation | Exterior | National Trust for Scotland | Portfolio | No Comments

Broughton House, Kirkcudbright

Broughton House is a mid-eighteenth century house in the town of Kirkcudbright. From 1901 to 1933 the artist Edward Atkinson Hornel lived and worked there. He was one of the 'Glasgow Boys' who were influenced by...

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Patrick Baty discovered that the blue colour found on the exterior joinery had been green
Dec 8th, 2010 | | Exterior | National Trust | Portfolio | 3 Comments

Hidcote Manor Garden

Hidcote Manor, near Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire was purchased, as a farm, in 1907 by Gertrude Winthrop, a widow. After serving in the First World War her son Major Lawrence Johnston took over the house and...

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