See Poussin, Hear Lorrain

This stone tablet close by the table tomb suggests a way to appreciate the landscape of pool, trees, grasses and stone works at this part of the garden. Claude Lorrain’s paintings often contrive to show the shivering and rustling of leaves on the trees, while in contrast Nicolas Poussin’s paintings of similar scenes emphasise their qualities of stillness and perfection.

Ground plaque, Portland stone, John Andrew, 1975