Garden buildings at Stowe, Buckinghamshire: views of 'Dido's Cave', the Rotunda and column monuments surmounted by statues of King George II and Queen Caroline

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RIBApix ref no RIBA38376
Architect/DesignerGibbs, James (1682-1754)
Vanbrugh, Sir John (1664-1726)
Artist/PhotographerSeeley, Benton (b. 1716)
CountryUK: England
CityStowe
Subject Date1720
Image Date1769
ViewExterior
StylePalladian
MediumPrint
Library ReferenceEW E.G.766
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes SOURCE: Benton Seeley. Stowe: a description of the magnificent house and gardens (London, 1769), pl. IV NOTES: Dido's Grotto is thought to have been designed by either James Gibbs or Sir John Vanbrugh in around 1728. The Rotunda was built by Vanbrugh in 1721. The monument to George II and Queen Caroline were built in 1724 and 1726 respectively.

Subject tags

Gardens, round buildings, garden buildings, country houses, domes, columns, temples, monuments, statues, grottoes, follies