A View of Woobourn in Surry, the Seat of Philip Southcote, Esq.r.
Printed by Carington Bowles, Map & Printseller, No. 69 in St Pauls Church Yard, London. [n.d., c.1770.]
Copper engraving. 175 x 270mm, 7 x 10¾". Corner creased.
Woburn Farm, near Addleston, with several figures including flower gatherers and a milkmaid. Philip Southcote (1698–1758) created the original 'ferme ornée' (decorative farm), with grotto and architectural garden follies, arches and gateways, many designed by William Kent. It was much admired by Horace Walpole, and influenced his development of Strawberry Hill. From "Twelve Views of Gentlemens Seats and Gardens by Woollett &c.".
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