A General Plan and Prospective of Lord Viscount Cobham's Gardens at Stowe
Jacques Rigaud (French, Marseilles 1681–1754 Paris)
Ink and wash, plus one etching
15 1/4 x 21 3/4 x 13/16 in. (38.7 x 55.2 x 2 cm)
Albums, Drawings, Prints
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1942
Not on view
Inscription: On second flyleaf: "Phililps Ms. 137500"
Thomas Grenville (British, 1755–1846), according to Peter Willis, Thomas Grenville was either Viscount Cobham's nephew (1719-1747), a brother-in-law of William Pitt; or else Cobham's great-nephew Thomas Grenville (1755-1846) a book collector and donor of Grenville Library to the British Museum.; Sir Thomas Phillipps, 1st Baronet (British, 1792–1872); Edwards (British, active mid 18th century), (?) According to Peter Willis the album was purchased at the Phillipps sale by "Edwards" for £14.0s.0d.; Sotheby's, London, June 28, 1938, no. 148; Vendor: F. & G. Staack
John Harris, Catalogue of British Drawings for Architecture...in American Collections, 1971, p. 182, pl. 131
John Harris "Some English Architectural and Decorative Drawings: In the Museum's Collection." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, n.s. vol. 21, no. 6, New York, February 1963, pp. 214-5, ill.
John Harris A Catalogue of British Drawings for Architecture, Decoration, Sculpture and Landscape Gardening 1550-1900 in American Collections.. The Gregg Press, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, 1971, pp. 182-183.
Peter Willis "Jacques Rigaud's Drawings of Stowe in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." in Eighteenth-Century Studies. Baltimore, 1972, pp. 85-98.
Peter Willis Charles Bridgeman and the English Landscape Garden. A. Zwemmer, 1977, fig. no. 129-142, ill.
Louis-Antoine Prat Le Dessin Français au XVIIIe siècle. Paris, 2017, 305.