Copper engraving. Plate 292 x 427mm. 11½ x 16¾". Large margins. Time staining outside the platemark.
A plan of the Aviary in Kew Gardens, as designed by the Scottish architect Sir William Chambers (1723-1796). His contribution to architectural design in London surpasses that of many other architects of the time. He was responsible for many of Kew Gardens' temples, Carlton House, north and south wings of Buckingham Palace, Richmond Palace, Sir Joshua Reynolds house, internal decorations of St James's Palace, Somerset House and many others. He was appointed tutor in architecture to the future George III. From William Chamber's 1763 publication of the 'Plans, Elevations, Sections and Perspective Views of the Gardens and Buildings at Kew in Surrey'.
See Ref: 16627 for a perspective view of the Aviary and Flower Garden from the same publication.
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