Plan of the Gardens and Plantations of Narford in the County of Norfolk, the Seat of the Honourable Sr. Andrew Fountain Vice Chamberlain to her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales. &c.Les Jardins &c de Narford dans l' Comte' de Norfolk Maison de Sr. Andrew Fountain. p: 95. Vol: 3.d
Engraving. Plate 375 x 247mm. 14¾ x 9¾".
Garden plan from Henry Hulsbergh's "Vitruvius Brittanicus" series. Sir Andrew Fountaine (1676-1753) bought Narford Hall in Norfolk in 1690. He was an amateur architect and designer who commissioned Henry Bell to over see a grand project. Being a follower of Lord Burlington is is said that Burlington gave to Fountaine the Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini designed inset canvases on hallway walls. Narford is noted for its monkey ceiling, painted by Andien de Clermont, 1739-40. Fountaine was made vice-chamberlain by Queen Caroline, consort of Geroge II, and tutor to her third son, William August.
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