Artist: CAMPBELL, Colen. Engraved by H. Hulsbergh.
The Section of Wansted House. Le Profil de la Maison de Wansted
The engraving comes from Colen Campbell’s Vitruvius Britannicus or, “The British Architect. Containing the Geometrical Plans of the most Considerable Gardens and Plantations; also the Plans, Elevations, and Sections of the most Regular Buildings… With Large Views, in Perspective, of the most Remarkable Edifices in Great Britain.” Campbell, chief architect of the Prince of Wales, produced this extraordinary work for a large number of prestigious subscribers, including King George. Campbell was responsible for some magnificent buildings, such as Wanstead House (called by a contemporary ‘one of the noblest houses, not only in England, but in Europe’), Rolls House in Chancery Lane and the designs for the improvement of Burlington House in Piccadilly.
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Copper engraving. Later colour. A crisp and clear engraving. Fine condition. Size: 37 x 24.5 cm. (14 x 9 inches).