Plan of the Gardens, Plantations &c: of Hampton Court, in Herefordshire, the Seat of the Rt: Honourable The Lord Coningesby & c:Les Jardins &c. de Hampton Court dans le Comte de Hereford. p: 75. Vol: 3.d [Key lettered A to O, to right-hand side.]
Engraving. Plate 247 x 381mm. 9¾ x 15".
Garden plan from Henry Hulsbergh's "Vitruvius Brittanicus" series. George London and Henry Wise were sole partners at the celebrated Brompton Park Nursery from 1689 until London's death in 1714. They enjoyed a near monopoly on large-scale landscape design, also supplying thousands of trees to landowners for avenue planting. London and Wise specialised in an English version of the formal Baroque gardens associated with the Catholic courts of continental Europe, of which Versailles was the pre-eminent example. The gardens at Hampton Court Palace, Herefordshire. Hampton Court Castle sits close to the River Lugg and the village of Hope-Under-Dinmore near Leominster. The Arkwright Family lived here for many years and William of Orange is said to have stayed.
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