in the Gardens of Earl Temple at Stow, in Buckinghamshire.
Printed for T. Bowles in St Pauls Church Yd. Rob.t Sayer at the Golden Buck in Fleet Street, & John Bowles & Son, at the Black Horse in Cornhil.
Rare & fine copper engraving and etching. Plate 261 x 400mm. 10¼ x 15¾". Small margins.
Stowe Gardens, Buckinghamshire. Figures strolling in a formal garden, with two parallel walk, both lined with trees and bushes, leading to monuments. At the time this print was made as part of a lavish guide to the grounds, it was perhaps the finest landscaped garden in the country. Richard Temple, first Viscount Cobham (1675-1749) developed the estate employing John Vanbrugh to contribute ornamental buildings and Charles Bridgeman to design the garden, with William Kent, James Gibbs and 'Capability' Brown joining later.
For the same plate with different publication line see ref. 20830.
[Ref: 37973] £260.00