Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire: the Rocco style trelliswork pergola with an eighteenth century sculpture ascribed to Giovanni Baratta in the background

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RIBApix ref no RIBA5366
Architect/DesignerBaratta, Giovanni (1670-1747)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryUK: England
CityWaddesdon
Subject Date1880
Image Date1966
ViewExterior
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/ENG/4688 (ES3050.6)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This manor was built in French-Renaissance style by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in 1874-1880 to display his collection of art treasures and as a place to entertain his fashionable and influential friends. Designed by Gabriel Hippolyte Destailleur, it is the last complete example of 'le style Rothschild' outside Frankfurt.

Subject tags

garden buildings, country houses, decorative ironwork, cast iron