View of Such Parts as are Seen from the Building at the Head of the Lake at Stowe, Buckinghamshire
Jacques Rigaud (French, Marseilles 1681–1754 Paris)
Ink and wash
sheet: 14 5/8 x 30 3/16 in. (37.2 x 76.6 cm)
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1942
Not on view
Inscription: In pen and brown ink at lower left center: "View of such parts as are seen from the Building at the Head of the Lake." At lower right center in pen and brown ink: "Veüe de ce qui se voit du Batiment à la Tête du Lac."
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 the Grenville Library to the British Museum.; Sir Thomas Phillipps, 1st Baronet (British, 1792–1872); Edwards (London), (?) Peter Willis writes that the album was purchased at the Philipps sale by "Edwards" for £14.0s.0d.; Vendor: F. & G. Staack
John Harris, Catalogue of British Drawings for Architecture...in American Collections, 1971, p. 182
Peter Willis "Jacques Rigaud's Drawings of Stowe in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." in Eighteenth-Century Studies. Baltimore, 1972, fig. no. 5, ill.
Peter Willis Charles Bridgeman and the English Landscape Garden. A. Zwemmer, 1977, fig. no. 133, ill.