A View from the Temple of Diana
Ca. 1755 (published Ca. 1795)
Origin: Europe, England, London
Print: OH: 9" x OW: 15"; Lower margin: H: 1 1/8" x OW: 15 1/8"' Plate: 8 7/8" x 15"
Black and white line engraving and etching with period color
Acc. No. 1947-42
Lower margin reads: "Chatelain Del/ G. Bickham Sculp/ A View from the Temple of Diana Le Point de Vüe du Temple de Diane./ in the Gardens of EARL TEMPLE at Stow in Buckinghamshire./ London. Printed for Bowles & Curver? 69 S.t Pauls church yard Lourie & Whittle 53 Fleet Street, & R. Wilkinson 58 Cornhill"
Label:Part of a set of sixteen views of Stowe Gardens after drawings by John Baptiste Chatelain's. Over the course of the eighteenth century, the Temple family hired some of the most important landscape designers and architects of the eighteenth-century to design the gardens. Over the course of the century, it became one of the most influential and important gardens in England. The landscape featured various architectural features such as follies, monuments, water features, and temples, as well as carefully curated vistas and promenades.
Mark(s):London Printed for Bowles & Carver 69 in St. Pauls Chruch Yard, Lusrie & Whittle 53 Fleet Street & R. Wilkinson 58 Corhnhill