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Rigaud, Jacques, 1681–1754

Stowe Gardens in Buckinghamshire, belonging to the right honourable the Lord Viscount Cobham : laid out by Mr. Bridgman, principal gardener to their majesties King George I and II / delineated in a large plan and fifteen perspective views : drawn on the spot by Mons. Rigaud, and engraved by him and Mons. Bernard Baron = Les jardins de Stowe dans le Comte de Bucks, appartenant a le Tres-Honorable Seigneur Le Vicomte de Cobham / tracé par Mr Bridgman, jardinier principal aux S. Maj. Brit. George I & II ; en une grande plan & XV. veües perspective ; designé sur la place par M. Rigaud, & gravé par le mesme & M. Bernard Baron.

Additional Title(s):

Jardins de Stowe dans le Comte de Bucks ...

General plan of the woods, park and gardens of Stowe, the seat of the Right Honourable the Lord Viscount Cobham

London : Printed for Tho. Bowles in St. Paul's Church-Yard, W.H. Toms, in Union-Court, Hlbourn, and J. Bowles, in Cornhill, MDCCXLVI [1746]
Physical Description:
1 leaf, 16 leaves of plates : illustrations ; 57 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio B 2017 3
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Title page and plate captions in English and French.
Plates have imprint: "Published by S. Bridgeman, May 12, 1739." The plan and views were issued in 1739 without title page. The plan was titled: A general plan of the woods, park and gardens of Stowe, the seat of the Right Honourable the Lord Viscount Cobham : with several perspective views in the gardens."
Plates 1-4 are folded at the gutter (spreading across facing pages).
Country and the city revisited : England and the politics of culture, 1550-1850, page 136
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards. Armorial bookplate: Earl of Morley.
Subject Terms:
Cobham, Richard Temple, Viscount, 1669?-1749 -- Homes and haunts -- England -- Buckinghamshire.
Gardens, English -- Early works to 1800.
Landscape architecture -- Early works to 1800.
Morley, Earl of -- Bookplate.
Stowe Gardens (England)
Etchings -- 1746.
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Baron, Bernard, 1696-1762, engraver.
Bridgeman, Charles, -1738.
Bowles, Thomas, -1767, publisher.
Toms, W. H. (William Henry), approximately 1700-1765, publisher.
Bowles, John, 1701-1779, publisher.
Bridgeman, Sarah.
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