Art/ Collection/ Art Object

View of the Parterre from the Portico of the House at Stowe, Buckinghamshire

Artist:
Jacques Rigaud (French, Marseilles 1681–1754 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1739
Medium:
Ink and wash
Dimensions:
sheet: 14 11/16 x 21 1/16 in. (37.3 x 53.5 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1942
Accession Number:
42.79(15)
Not on view
Inscription: In pen and brown ink at lower left center: "View of the Parterre from the Portico of the House." At the lower right center in pen and brown ink: "Veüe du Partere prise sur le Perron du Chateau"; lower right: "16"
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 "Jacques Rigaud's Drawings of Stowe in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." in Eighteenth-Century Studies. Baltimore, 1972, fig. no. 2, ill.

Peter Willis Charles Bridgeman and the English Landscape Garden. A. Zwemmer, 1977, fig. no. 129, ill.



Related Objects

A General Plan and Prospective of Lord Viscount Cobham's Gardens at Stowe

Artist: Jacques Rigaud (French, Marseilles 1681–1754 Paris) Date: ca. 1739 Medium: Ink and wash, plus one etching Accession: 42.79(1-15) On view in:Not on view

Vue du Parterre du Château de Rambouillet

Artist: Jacques Rigaud (French, Marseilles 1681–1754 Paris) Date: n.d. Medium: Etching Accession: 53.600.1248 On view in:Not on view

Stowe Gardens in Buckinghamshire (Cobham's Gardens)

Artist: Drawn and etched by Jacques Rigaud (French, Marseilles 1681–1754 Paris) Date: 1746 Medium: Illustrations: etching Accession: 36.28.15 On view in:Not on view

Views

Artist: Jacques Rigaud (French, Marseilles 1681–1754 Paris) Date: 1720–54 Medium: Etching Accession: 39.14.1 On view in:Not on view

General Plan of the Woods, Park and Gardens of Stowe the seat of the Right Honorable Lord Viscount Cobham

Artist: Jacques Rigaud (French, Marseilles 1681–1754 Paris) Date: 1739 Medium: Etching Accession: 42.79(1) On view in:Not on view