View of the Great Basin from the Entrance of the Great Walk to the House at Stowe, Buckinghamshire
Jacques Rigaud (French, Marseilles 1681–1754 Paris)
Ink and wash
sheet: 14 11/16 x 21 1/16 in. (37.3 x 53.5 cm)
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1942
Not on view
Inscription: In pen and brown ink at lower left center: "View of the Great Bason [sic] from the Entrance of the Great Walk to the House." At lower right center in pen and brown ink: "Veüe du Grand Bassin, prise a l'Entree de la Grand Alleé qui monte au Chateau"; lower right: "11"
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 Phillips 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 Charles Bridgeman and the English Landscape Garden. A. Zwemmer, 1977, fig. no. 131, ill.