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Leonard Knyff, 1650–1721

The Southeast Prospect of Hampton Court, Herefordshire

Former Title(s):

The House from the South

ca. 1699
Materials & Techniques:
Oil on canvas
58 1/2 x 84 3/8 inches (148.6 x 214.3 cm)

Inscribed in black paint, lower right: "The South East Prospect | of Hampton Court in | Hertfordsheir"

Signed in black paint, lower right: "by L Kniff"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
country house | fountain | grounds | house | landscape | park (grounds) | south | trees | wall | water
Associated Places:
England | Hereford and Worcester | United Kingdom
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

Country Houses in Great Britain - Yale Center for British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 1979-10-10 - 1980-01-29) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Diana Baskervyle-Glegg, Nature Tamed, Antique Collector, May 1991, p. 82, fig. 3, V/F V00064 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Malcolm Cormack, Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 136-137, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

John Cornforth, Hampton Court, Herefordshire - II, the Property of Captain the Hon. Philip Smith , Country Life, vol. 153, March 1, 1973, p.520-521, fig. 7, S3 C68+ OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Country houses in Great Britain., Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1979, pp. 7,8,12,24-25,102, no. 5, pl. 5, N6764 Y34 1979 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Frank Davis, Talking About Sale-Rooms : A Pre-Raphaelite Partnership, , Country Life, vol. 152, 27 July 1972, p. 206, fig. 2, S3 C68 152:1 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Martha Hamilton-Phillips, Age of William III & Mary II, Power, Politics, and Patronage (1688-1702) A reference encyclopedia and exhibition catalogue , College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, 1989, pp. 228-229, no. 260, DA460 A44 1989 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

John Harris, Bird's-eye Views at Yale, Country Life, vol. 164, November 30, 1978, p. 1821, 1823, fig. 3, S3 C68 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

John Harris, The Artist and the Country House from Fifteenth Century to the Present Day, An Exhibition to benefit the Prince of Wale's Institute of Architecture , Sotheby's, London, 1995, pp. 10-11, fig. 7, N6764 H362 1995 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

John Harris, The artist and the country house, a history of country house and garden view painting in Britain, 1540-1870 , Sotheby Parke Bernet, London Totowa, N.J., 1979, pp.94, 95, 117 (see cat no. 113), 1118, 19, 120 (see cat. no. 117), 122, no. 115, fig. 115a and col. pl. XVIa, N6764 H36 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

International Saleroom, Connoisseur, vol. 180, August 1972, p. 310, fig. 22, N1 C75 180 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

David Jacques, Gardens of Court and Country : English Design , 1630-1730, New Haven : Yale Univeristy Press, 2017, pp. 150-151, fig. 119, SB466 G7 +J334 2017 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Susan Lasdun, The English Park, Royal, Private & Public , André Deutsch, London, 1991, p. 53, SB484 G7 L27 1991 [ORBIS]

Geraldine Norman, £ 50,000 for two outsize country house views, The Times (London), London, 23 June 1972, p. 18, Available Online: Times Digital Archive Also available on Microfilm: Film An T482 (SML) [ORBIS]

Nikolaus Pevsner, Herefordshire, Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, England, 1963, p. 142, NA969 H4 P48 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Nikolaus Pevsner, Herefordshire, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2012, p. 258, NA969 H4 B76 2012 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Phillips Son & Neale, Hampton Court, Antique Contents of the Mansion sale Wednesday and Thursday 21st and 22nd June 1972 Sale No. 19,059 , London, 1972, frontpiece; p. 54, no. 553, Not Available at Yale [OCLC]

Sabin Galleries Ltd., A country house portrayed : Hampton Court, Herefordshire, 1699-1840., Hampton Court, Herefordshire, 1699-1840 , London, UK, February 27-March 21, 1973, p. [5] and inside of back cover, item 2, DealerCat Sabin Gallerie Ltd (YCBA) [YCBA]

Roy C. Strong, The spirit of Britain, a narrative history of the arts , Hutchinson, London, 1999, pp. 338-339, NX543 S763 1999 (YCBA) [YCBA]

The Anglo-Dutch garden in the age of William and Mary, De Gouden Eeuw van de Hollandse Tuinkunst , Journal of Garden History., vol. 8, nos. 2 & 3, London : Taylor & Francis, c1988, April - September 1988, p. 238, fig. 74, SB457.6 H85 (LC)+ Oversize (YCBA) Special Double issue has been separately catalogued. [YCBA]

Tom Turner, English Garden Design, History and Styles since 1650 , Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1986, p. 53, SB466 G72 T87 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Ellis Waterhouse, The Dictionary of 16th & 17th Century British Painters, Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1988, p.159, ND464 W38 1988 (LC) (YCBA) [YCBA]

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