United States of America, California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara
These 17th century figures came from Madame Walsa's chateau in France and are called "Grotesques." Walska "treated it as a setting for entertainment, adding to the existing European-style layout a huge new swimming pool, a small Elizabethean theater of clipped Monterey cypress, and a topiary garden (Keswick)." "Each has a Walska twist. Grotesque little statues of dwarfs, hunchbacks and coquettes, and mountebanks decorate the theater (Keswick)." Keswick, Maggie. Lotusland, A first view of America's most exotic garden. Connoisseur Magazine.
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