Chiswick House, London: the Ionic Temple and obelisk in the Orange Tree Garden

RIBApix ref no RIBA26552
Architect/DesignerBurlington, Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of (1694-1753)
Kent, William (1685?-1748)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1726
Image Date1965
ViewExterior
StylePalladian
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/LON/888 (ES2907.2)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The garden was created from 1726 by Lord Burlington and William Kent, who were both inspired by the sights of the Grand Tour. It was conceived as a single, living artwork and is one of the best surviving early examples of the English Landscape School.

Subject tags

Gardens, garden buildings, country houses, water features, domes, porticos, obelisks