Chiswick House, London: the central room of the Gallery

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RIBApix ref no RIBA3149-41
Architect/DesignerBurlington, Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of (1694-1753)
Kent, William (1685?-1748)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1729
Image Date1966
ViewInterior
StylePalladian
MediumNegative
Library ReferenceESB11484
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork, refronted the existing Chiswick House and designed and built the adjoining villa to display his art collection and entertain friends in 1727-1729. He was inspired on his grand tour by Palladio's Villa Capra 'La Rotonda' near Vicenza.

Subject tags

interior decoration, country houses, sculpture, domes, villas, columns, art galleries