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Print:"View From Bridge on Canal at Chiswick"

1750-55
Origin: Great Britain, England, London
OH: 11 1/4" OW: 16 1/2" Plate H: 10 5/16" Plate W: 15 7/8"
Hand colored line engraving
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1936-710
View print; a view of the house, canal and Home of Earl of Burlington at Chiswick walk ways in the garden of the Earl of Burlington. There is a couple with servant in a small boat on the canal. Other people are along the banks; the bridge sits to the rear of the plate; French title: "Veue du Pont sur le Canal du Jardin du Comte du Burlington a Chiswick."
Label:Built by the third Earl of Burlington, Chiswick House is a glorious example of 18th -century British architecture influenced by the Roman Palladian style. The gardens that grace the grounds are considered the birthplace of the English Landscape Movement. That movement incorporated rolling hills, small forests with water features, and formal gravel pathways winding through blooming perennials—thereby creating the English gardens that we recognize today. Chiswick’s gardens were designed by the landscape architect William Kent, who aimed to create a sense of ordered wilderness where large green vistas were connected by formal elements like James Wyatt’s central bridge over the canal.
Mark(s):London Printed and Sold by John Tinney at the Golden Lion in Fleet Street