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Castle Kilbride

Castle Kilbride

Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted May, 2009

Castle Kilbride

Plaque Location

The Region of Waterloo
The Township of Wilmot
In Baden, on Snider's Road West just west of Foundry Street


Coordinates: N 43 24.259 W 80 40.279

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Plaque Text

The paintings adorning the principal rooms of this remarkable Italianate villa are distinguished by their fine decorative quality and high level of execution. Of particular merit are the robust strongly coloured compositions, dating to 1878, in the hall and library. Combining figurative art with arabesque designs and trompe l'oeil, or illusionistic scenes, they are rare examples of the 19th-century attempt to reestablish the Renaissance tradition of fresco painting. Their survival enriches our understanding of the interrelationship of classical art and architecture in this period.

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