Garden buildings at Stowe, Buckinghamshire: views of the Temple of Concord and Victory, the Lady's Temple (Queen's Temple), The Grenville Monument (Column) and the Fane of Pastoral Poetry

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RIBApix ref no RIBA38379
Architect/DesignerGibbs, James (1682-1754)
Artist/PhotographerSeeley, Benton (b. 1716)
CountryUK: England
CityStowe
Subject Date1740
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) NOTES: Originally known as the Grecian Temple, the Temple of Concord and Victory was constructed from around 1747, possibly by James Gibbs. The Fane of Pastoral Poetry was also erected by Gibbs in 1729 while The Lady's Temple (also known as the Temple of Female Friendship and later the Queen's Temple) is believed to have been designed by him in 1742 although it was to be significantly altered in the 1770s. The rostral Grenville Monument (or Column) was completed in around 1749 in memory of Captain Thomas Grenville, a younger brother of Earl Temple.

Subject tags

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