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Stanley Orchart

Stanley Orchart (1920-2005) was a landscape watercolour artist working in East Anglia. He painted mainly in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire.


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The Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick
A watercolour measuring 14” x 18½”. Signed Orchart.

The Subject
This outstanding collection of buildings was constructed as guildhalls and chapel in the 12th-15th centuries. The buildings were acquired by Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, in 1571 and re-purposed as a hospital for aged or injured soldiers and their wives…

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The site is still home to a community of Brethren, as well as operating as a heritage attraction and wedding venue. The half-timbered buildings, with their varied roof lines, were described by Country Life on 9 March 2022 as ‘nothing less than rhapsodic’.

Henry VII Lodge, near Woburn Sands, Bedfordshire
A watercolour measuring 12” x 16”. Signed Orchart and dated 1965. Inscribed ‘Lodge near Woburn Sands’.

The Subject
Henry VII Lodge (also known as Aspley Cottage) is situated on the road out of Woburn Sands towards Woburn, and was erected in 1810-11 by the Duke and Duchess of Bedford in the style of Henry VII’s reign.

Kimbolton High Street, Huntingdonshire
A watercolour measuring 13¾” x 18¼”. Signed Orchart. Inscribed ‘Kimbolton High Street 1995’ on the artist’s business card verso.

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
A watercolour measuring 14½” x 18¾”. Signed Orchart. Inscribed verso: ‘Bury St Edmunds 1981’.

The Subject
View of Angel Hill at the junction with Abbeygate.

Houghton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
A watercolour measuring 12¾” x 17¼”. Signed Orchart and dated 1974. Inscribed ‘Houghton Hunts’.

The Subject
View of the cast iron Gothic hand pump on the Green at Houghton, with the Three Horseshoes Inn on the left and Thicket Road on the right.