Carlton House, South Front.
Pub. April 1.1819, by W.H. Pyne, 36 Upper Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square.
Aquatint with fine hand colour and large margins. 255 x 310mm. 10 x 12¼".
A view of the south face of Carlton House, facing St James's Park, with peacocks on the lawn. It was one of twenty-four views of Carlton House published in William Henry Pyne's 'History of the Royal Residences', showing the opulence of the Prince Regent's home. However when he became king in 1820 he decided that it was inadequate for his needs: it was demolished in 1825 and replaced with Carlton House Terrace, expensive houses sold to raise money for the refurbishment of Buckingham Palace.
Abbey: Scenery 396.
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