To His Royal Highness, George, Prince of Wales, this Prospect of Cliefden-House taken from Maidenhead Bridge is most humbly Inscribed by His Royal Highness's most Dutiful and obedient Serv.t Iohn Ryall.
London Printed for I. Ryall At Hogarth's Head in Fleet. Street. [n.d. c.1780.]
Copper engraving, very scarce. Plate 355 x 502mm. 14 x 19¾".
A view of the Cliveden, the Italianate mansion and estate at Taplow, Buckinghamshire. The house was first built in 1666 by William Winde as the home for George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, however the house burned down in 1795. The house depicted here is that which was leased to Frederick Prince of Wales from 1737-1751. Thomas Arne's "Rule Britania" was first performed. The present house designed by Sir Charles Barry, as a blend of the English Palladian and Roman Cinquecento was built for George Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, 2nd Duke of Sutherland. In 1893 the estate was purchased by the American billionaire William Waldorf Astor. In 1942, the Astors gave Cliveden to the National Trust but lived there until 1968.
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