Plan of the Gardens, Plantations &c: of Boughton in NorthamptonShire, The Seat of his Grace the Duke of Montague &c: Containing in all 100 Acres & 130 Sqr. perches.Les Jardins &c. de Boughton dans la Comte de Northampton. Maison de Duc de Montague &c. pl.73 Vol: 3.a p: 74.
Copper Engraving. Plate 360 x 483mm. 14¼ x 19". Vertical fold.
Garden plan from Henry Hulsbergh's "Vitruvius Brittanicus" series. Ralph,1st Duke of Montagu laid out the template of canals, lakes and avenues that remains dominant even now. Within that template which extended over nearly 100 acres he then created wonderful parterres replete with stone basins and statuary and fountains, neatly tended woodland with bosquet compartments, all reflecting the visual influence of years spent as ambassador to Louis XIV and then semi exile on the continent. John Montague, 2nd Duke of Montagu (1690-1749), one of the founding members of the Foundling Hospital, continued on from his his father's efforts to develop the formal garden and landscape of Boughton House but development came to a stop with his death. Restoration of the gardens is being carried out.
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