Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, seat of the Duke of Devonshire: elevation of the west front

RIBApix ref no RIBA32837
Architect/DesignerArcher, Thomas (1668-1743)
Talman, William (1650-1719)
Artist/PhotographerCampbell, Colen (1676-1729)
CountryUK: England
CityChatsworth
Subject Date1700
Image Date1715
ViewExterior
StyleClassical Revival
MediumPrint
Library ReferenceSC176VOLI pg.75
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes SOURCE: Colen Campbell. Vitruvius Britannicus (London, 1715), vol. I, pl. 75 NOTES: William Talman was the architect for the south and east fronts, completed in 1689. The First Duke of Devonshire had the west front rebuilt between 1699 and 1702. It is not known who designed it, but it is probably based on a design by Thomas Archer. The north front, with its bow front, was designed by Thomas Archer. The new Chatsworth was finished just before the Duke died in 1707. See RIBA68766 for the drawing from which the engraving was made.

Subject tags

country houses, sculpture, terraces, pediments