Garden buildings at Stowe, Buckinghamshire: views of 'The Castle' and the Wolfe Obelisk

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RIBApix ref no RIBA38380
Architect/DesignerGibbs, James (1682-1754)
Vanbrugh, Sir John (1664-1726)
Artist/PhotographerSeeley, Benton (b. 1716)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1700
Image Date1769
Library ReferenceEW E.G.766
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes SOURCE: Benton Seeley. Stowe: a description of the magnificent house and gardens (London, 1769) NOTES: Stowe Castle was built in parkland two miles east of the gardens in the 1730s, possibly to designs by James Gibbs. The Wolfe Obelisk was erected in memory of General James Wolfe who was killed while fighting the French in Canada in 1759.

Subject tags

Gardens, garden buildings, country houses, follies, obelisks