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Cyril Ward (1863-1935)

The Pergola in the East Garden, Sandringham

circa 1912

RCIN 452865

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This watercolour was drawn for Ward’s volume on Royal Gardens, published in 1912. It shows the approach to the new kitchen garden at Sandringham, with a massive pergola swathed in roses, honeysuckle and clematis. In the centre of the pergola is a decorative wellhead and to the right can be glimpsed one of the magnificent apsidal marble benches designed by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema in 1909. The benches remain in the East Garden, although only the brick pillars of the pergola have survived.