Prior Park House, mansion of Ralph Allen
The Allen’s mansion in Bath, built by Wood, had no paragon in his time: Prior Park House, Palladiana-style mansion, was at the top of the hill northeast of the city, which is still visible today. In this mansion he met the cream of British society of the time. As she walked besides intellectuals of the stature of Alexander Pope, who in 1738 devoted to Allen a poem in which, referring to the humble origins of the philanthropist, was given praise for their hospitality and social responsibility. Alexander Pope also designed the gardens at Prior Park, admired for their beauty.
Throughout his life, in fact, Allen pursued charity as if it were a religion, donating to charities enormous sums of money. On the other hand, pursued the sponsorship with many artists and writers of the time: the architect John Wood and his son, also the architect Robert Adam and William Chambers, the young painters as Joshua Reynolds, the Pope himself, the playwright John Gay, the writer Henry Fielding (who is based in Allen to create the character of Squire Allworthy in his novel Tom Jones) and his sister Sarah Fielding also a writer, Lady Elizabeth Montagu, Charlotte Lennox, the architect John Pepys, … all were greeted by Allen and received from the patronzago and help.
- The North Bay Nugget
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