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A View of the Menagerie, and its Pavillion, at Kew.
A View of the Menagerie, and its Pavillion, at Kew. Veüe de la Menagerie, et du Pavillion, aux Jardins Royales de Kew.
[Engraved by Charles Grignion after Thomas Sandby.]
[London, 1763.]
Etching, fine impression, 305 x 460mm. (12 x 18"). Slight crease centre, small margins, small hole in sky.
An ornamental pond surrounded by a high fence with a chinoiserie pavilion on an island at centre. Behind is a neo-classical building ('the Temple of Bellona'), surrounded by trees. This plate was originally published in Wiliam Chambers's 'Plans, elevations, sections and perspective views of the gardens and buildings at Kew' in 1763; this is a slightly later separate issue, without the inscriptions and with the addition of the French title.
[Ref: 54057]   £320.00  
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