Stowe, Buckinghamshire: perspective view of the gardens showing Vanbrugh's Pyramid to the left and a tree-lined walk to the right

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RIBApix ref no RIBA38398
Architect/DesignerBridgeman, Charles (d.1738)
Vanbrugh, Sir John (1664-1726)
Artist/PhotographerBaron, Bernard (1696-1762)
Rigaud, Jacques (ca. 1681-1754)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1739
Image Date1739
Library ReferenceEW E.a.30
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes SOURCE: Sarah Bridgeman. A General plan of the woods, park and gardens of Stowe the seat of ... Viscount Cobham with several perspective views in the gardens dedicated to his Lordship (London, 1739), pl. 4 NOTES: The stepped pyramid shown here was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh and is believed to have been one of the last garden buildings he built at Stowe. It is known to have been in place by 1724.

Subject tags

garden buildings, country houses, pyramids, parks