Wilton Garden

Designer Isaac de Caus British
Etcher Peter Stent British
Publisher Thomas Rowlett British

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The garden of Wilton House (Wiltshire), famous today for its eighteenth-century landscape design containing England's first Palladian bridge, was originally laid out in the mid-1630s by the French-born Isaac de Caus (active 1623–55). It was commissioned by Philip Herbert, fourth earl of Pembroke, pivotal figure of the intellectual circles at court, to which the architect Inigo Jones (1573–1652) belonged. Recognized for having brought the classical style to England, Jones may well have been involved in Wilton's building campaign, given its Italianate components.

Wilton Garden, Isaac de Caus (British (born France), Dieppe 1590–after 1655), Illustrations: etching

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