This magnificent bronze figure on Harewood's Terrace is 'Orpheus' by Astrid Zydower (1930-2005). Added in 1984 when the original statue in this location collapsed, it forms part of a wonderful collection of 20th century art amassed by the present Earl. Harewood also hosts an ongoing series of exhibitions of contemporary artwork.
Harewood House itself is a Georgian mansion finished in 1771. Edwin Lascelles, who commissioned it, employed the finest craftsmen in the country - architect Robert Carr, interior designer Robert Adam, furniture maker Thomas Chippendale and garden designer Lancelot (Capability) Brown. (No expense spared!)
The Terrace (also seen on my photo of the House two days ago) was built in the 1840s by Charles Barry (who was the architect of the Houses of Parliament in London). It is rated one of the most beautiful formal Victorian gardens in England, with fountains, statues and formal flower beds edged with clipped box hedges. It has lovely views over the surrounding countryside and the lake. (See Paul's blog, Leeds Daily Photo)
As a complete contrast to the stunning bronze above, I also loved this smaller statue in the same garden: