Temple of Bacchus
The Temple of Bacchus was designed to display the best pieces of the collection of antiquities acquired by Charles Hamilton on the Grand Tour, the most important of which was a statue of the god Bacchus. The temple was originally built of timber and stucco which deteriorated over the subsequent centuries through neglect leaving only the brick foundations insitu.
We were commissioned by the Painshill Park Trust to recreate the original temple on its original site in more substantial materials. The design is based on evidence gathered from archaeological excavation, early paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, descriptions in 18th century traveller’s journals and a plaster ceiling design for the temple by Robert Adam. Planning consents were obtained and money is currently being raised for its construction.
Client: Painshill Park Trust