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The Great Hall is the largest room in the house.  It is eighty-four feet long by twenty-one across forming four cubes with the windows on the south side looking out over the Avon Valley to the New Forest beyond.

There are two Brussels tapestries c. 1630 designed by David Teniers – a fishing scene by a castellated house overlooking an inlet and a harvesting scene showing the farmer on his donkey surrounded by men and girls dancing.
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On the north wall is one of the four paintings from Van Dyck’s studio of the children of Charles I-Charles II, James II, and Mary, mother of William III.  Opposite is a full length of Charles II as a boy in armour attributed partly to Van Dyck and partly to his English pupil Robert Walker.  

One of the most important paintings in the house is by David Teniers the Younger.  Known as The Coming of the Storm, it is a large and typically rural scene of some seventy villagers feasting outside an inn with a storm brewing up in the distance.  It is signed on the end of the bench in the foreground.

 

 

Breamore House
Nr. Fordingbridge
Hampshire
SP6 2DF
Tel: 01725 512858
Email: breamore@btinternet.com
Breamore House
THE GREAT HALL