London, Published May 1st 1852, by Mess.rs Lloyd Brothers & Co., 22 Ludgate Hill.
Hand coloured lithograph, very fine, image 280 x 400mm. 11 x 15¾".
The principal façade, the East Front, of Buckingham Palace, figures watching the guard marching in foreground. The palace was designed by Edward Blore and built by Thomas Cubitt, completed in 1850. Buckingham House, the building which forms the core of today's Buckingham Palace, was a large townhouse built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703 and acquired by George III in 1761 as a private residence, known as "The Queen's House". It was enlarged over the next 75 years, and Buckingham Palace finally became the official royal palace of the British monarch on the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837. From a series of 12 views of famous London buildings by Edmund Walker (1850 - 1856; fl.); Abbey describes the folio as 'Views of the Principal Buildings in London'.
Abbey Scenery 247, 1.
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