A View in Kew Gardens of the Alhambra and the Pagoda

Heinrich Joseph Schütz German
After Franz Joseph Manskirch German

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Shortly after being appointed architect to Augusta, Dowager Princess of Wales, William Chambers designed a series of exotic garden pavilions for the newly transformed Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, near London. The Alhambra and the Chinese Pagoda, built in 1758 and 1761 respectively, are shown here. Schütz's aquatint stresses the magnificent trees of the garden setting, while the watercolor additions help to contrast the Alhambra's fanciful Rococo character with the greater Oriental accuracy of the 163-foot-high Pagoda.

A View in Kew Gardens of the Alhambra and the Pagoda, Heinrich Joseph Schütz (German, Frankfurt 1760–1822 Frankfurt), Aquatint with watercolor

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