A View of the House and part of the Garden of His Grace the Duke of Argyl, at Whitton.[&] A View of the Canal and of the Gothick Tower in the Garden of his Grace the Duke of Argyl at Whitton.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament June 1757, and Sold by John Tinney at the Golden Lion in Fleetstreet, London.
Pair of coloured engravings, each c. 370 x 540mm, 14½ x 21¼". Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
Two views of Whitton Park, Middlesex. Enclosed on land that had been part of Hounslow Heath, it was established by Archibald Campbell, third Duke of Argyll, in 1722. A founder of the Royal Bank of Scotland, and nicknamed the 'Treemonger' by Horace Walpole, he planted many exotic species of plants and trees, making his gardens famous. After his death many plants, including mature trees, were moved to Princess Augusta's gardens at Kew, which evolved into the Royal Botanic Gardens. Some of his trees are still alive.
[Ref: 13164] £990.00