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Creator:
Jacques Rigaud, 1681–1754, French
Title:

Prospect of Hampton Court from the Garden Side

Date:
1736
Medium:
Engraving on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 16 3/4 × 28 13/16 inches (42.5 × 73.2 cm), Plate: 15 3/16 × 28 3/8 inches (38.6 × 72.1 cm), and Image: 13 5/8 × 27 13/16 inches (34.6 × 70.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Paul Mellon Collector's mark

Lettered, lower left: "J. Rigaud fecit 1736 | PROSPECT OF HAMPTON-COURT from the Garden side | This is a very noble Royal Palace situate upon the River Thames about twelve miles above London, it was built by Cardinal Wolsey, | and being forfeited With his other Estates to Henry VIII, has bilong'd to under the Crown eversince, considerable additions have | been Made to it under several Reigns, but the new part of the structure is owing mostly to King William 3e | a Paris chez lauteur rue St.Jacques vis avis le Pless[is]"; lettered, lower right: "VEUE DU CHATEAU D'HAMPTON-COURT du cote du Jardin | Ceci est un superbe Palais Royal place sur le bord de la Tamise a cinq petites lieues environ au dessus de la Ville de Londre. Il | fut bati par le Cardinal Wolsey, aiant ete confisque et autres biens adjacents au profit de la Couronne par Henry VIII Il ya ete du | depuis ajoute plusieurs choses sous differents Regnes, et ce qu'il y a de nouvelement construit est atribue au Roy Guillaume 3e."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.12959
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:37496
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