Garden buildings at Stowe, Buckinghamshire: views of the Temple of British Worthies, a gateway, the Cold Bath and the Grotto

RIBApix ref no RIBA38378
Architect/DesignerKent, William (1685?-1748)
Leoni, Giacomo (1686-1746)
Vanbrugh, Sir John (1664-1726)
Artist/PhotographerSeeley, Benton (b. 1716)
CountryUK: England
CityStowe
Subject Date1700
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. VI NOTES: The Temple of British Worthies was designed by William Kent and was completed in around 1735. Each niche houses a portrait bust Rysbrack and Scheemakers of a British monarch, philosopher, explorer, scientist, architect or writer. The Grotto was probably also designed Kent in the 1730s. The gateway illustrated in this plate was designed by Giacomo Leoni around the same time. The Cold Bath was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh in around 1723.

Subject tags

garden buildings, country houses, parks, grottoes