List of illustrations

  • Bust of Andrea Palladio
  • Bust of Inigo Jones
  • Octagonal Temple
  • Design for an obelisk in Wrest Park
  • Design for a houseboat, for Henry Herbert, Earl of Pembroke, of Wilton House
  • Ruggiero conducted to Alcina by two of her maidens
  • Rousham, The Seat of Lady Cotterell
  • Vale of Venus, Rousham House
  • William Kent
  • The Talman Family Group
  • Mural over the Great Staircase, Kensington Palace, detail
  • Design for a chimneypiece for Chiswick House
  • Plan and Views of Wanstead House and Park in the Borough of Redbridge
  • Lord Wildfire and other studies
  • Title page illustration
  • Title page illustration
  • Burlington Lane gate at Chiswick House, the obelisk, and Kent with dog
  • Burlington Lane gate at Chiswick House, with Kent seated by the obelisk
  • Unexecuted preliminary design for Queen Caroline's Library, St. James's Palace
  • George II
  • Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach
  • A View of the West Front of Horse Guards with the Treasury and Downing Street Beyond
  • Alternative design or part-elevation of the Royal Mews (not as built)
  • The Music Party: Frederick, Prince of Wales, with His Three Eldest Sisters
  • Plan of the Garden and Park of Claremont, One of the Seats of the Duke of Newcastle
  • Family of George II
  • Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork
  • Portrait of Thomas Coke
  • Masquerades and Operas, Burlington-gate, or The Bad Taste of the Town
  • Title page illustration, The Designs of Inigo Jones, Consisting of Plans and Elevations for Publick and Private Buildings
  • Sir Robert Walpole and Catherine Shorter
  • The Second Duke of Grafton and William Kent Viewing the Church of S. Paulo Fuori le Mura, Rome
  • The Second Duke of Grafton and William Kent Viewing the Church of S. Paulo Fuori le Mura, Rome, detail
  • Portrait of Henry Pelham in his study at Esher with His Secretary, John Roberts, M.P.
  • An Exact Plan of the Royal Palace Gardens and Park at Richmond with Sion House etc. on the Opposite Side The River Thames
  • Plan, elevation, and part section of a church
  • William Kent
  • View at Tivoli
  • Vault of the Sala di Psiche
  • Part of the decoration in Parma Cathedral for the betrothal of Elizabeth Farnese to Philip V of Spain
  • Hercules and Iole (or Hercules and Omphale)
  • The Glory of St. Clement
  • Aeneas and Andromache
  • Design for the lid of a casket or coffer with rectangular panel representing the suicide of Cato the younger
  • Death of Cleopatra
  • Lot and His Daughters
  • Cleopatra Dissolving a Pearl in Wine
  • The Miracle of San Andrea Avellino
  • Venus rising from the sea
  • Design for an Italianate interior
  • A Cuirassed Torso from the Villa Medici
  • Temple of Ancient Virtue, Stowe
  • Architecture Admiring a Portrait of Inigo Jones
  • Study for The Apotheosis of Saint Julian
  • The Apotheosis of Saint Julian
  • Mercury Watching Herse and Her Sisters Before the Temple of Minerva
  • Palace of the Sun
  • The Glorification of Inigo Jones
  • Banquet of the Gods
  • A Choir of Angels
  • St. Cecilia with a Choir of Angels
  • The Last Supper
  • Jupiter and Semele
  • Sinopia of Jupiter and Semele
  • Cove of the ceiling, detail
  • Mars and Minerva Presiding over the Arts and Sciences
  • Office of Works
  • Ceiling of the Presence Chamber
  • The King's Staircase, lower part, detail
  • The King's Staircase, upper part, detail
  • The King's Gallery
  • Assembly of the Gods
  • Venus Presenting New Armour to Aeneas
  • Meleager and Atalanta
  • Ceiling, the Red Saloon
  • Ceiling, the Green Velvet Bedchamber
  • Ceiling of the Belisarius Room
  • Cross-section of the Octagon or Tribunal, Chiswick House
  • Gallery ceiling
  • Ceiling, the Red Velvet Room
  • Ceiling, the Blue Velvet Room
  • The Queen's Staircase
  • North hall ceiling, Stowe House
  • Design for Queen Caroline's Library, St. James's Palace
  • Ceiling, the Painted Parlor
  • Design for the coffered ceiling of the Great Room and part of the entablature, 22 Arlington St.
  • The Meeting Between Henry V and the Queen of France
  • The Marriage of Henry V
  • The Battle of Crécy, or The Battle of Agincourt
  • Capriccio landscape with harbor
  • Return of Prodigal Son
  • Portrait of Charlotte Boyle
  • Pouncing paper used for the Queen's Staircase
  • The Cupola Room
  • The Great Staircase, detail
  • Design for the ceiling of the King's Drawing Room
  • Design for the south wall of the Red Saloon, Houghton Hall
  • Design for the Cupola Room (or Cube Room), Kensington Palace, London
  • Design for the north wall of the hall of Ditchley Park
  • Design for the dining Room, probably at Grafton House, Bond Street
  • Kent at his desk
  • Sketch of the Bowling Green Temple, Claremont
  • Design for a grove or wood, possibly at Esher Place
  • Design for a composite capital with a portrait of the Burlingtons' daughter Dorothy
  • Design for a dog house
  • Design for mounted ostrich egg
  • Design for Garden room at Wotton House
  • Staircase of 44 Berkeley Square
  • Devonshire House
  • 44 Berkeley Square
  • Ceiling at 34 Old Burlington St.
  • Side rooms at Burlington House and 34 Old Burlington St.
  • 1 Savile Row, and partial view of 2 Savile Row
  • Drawing for pedimented elevation of 1 Savile Row
  • 22–23 Savile Row
  • Burlington House in Pickadilly
  • Courtyard of Burlington House, from the northeast corner
  • The Man of Taste
  • The Treasury and Houses in Downing Street from St James's Park
  • Saloon (formerly the Grand Entrance Hall), Devonshire House
  • Elevation of Devonshire House
  • Saloon (formerly the Grand Entrance Hall), Devonshire House
  • Door and surround from the East Drawing Room (later the dining room) at Devonshire House
  • Chimneypiece from the saloon, Devonshire House
  • Library, Devonshire House
  • Library bookcase for Devonshire House
  • 22 Arlington Street
  • Elevation of a house, probably 22 Arlington Street
  • Perspective of the staircase at 44 Berkeley Square
  • Great Room, 44 Berkeley Square
  • Designs for 44 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, for Lady Isabella Finch: design for the coffered ceiling of the saloon
  • Great Room, 22 Arlington Street
  • Study for ceiling cove decoration for the Great Room at 22 Arlington Street, London: elevation
  • The Marble Hall at Holkham Hall
  • View of Chiswick Villa from a Balcony above the Cascade
  • Entrance Hall
  • Chimneypiece in the saloon (formerly the hall), Easton Neston
  • The Assembly at Wanstead House
  • The Nollekens Conversation Piece: The Tylney Family in the Saloon at Wanstead
  • Entrance front of Chiswick House
  • Female mask with Corinthian other headdress, in the anteroom of the gallery, Chiswick House
  • The Blue Velvet Room, Chiswick House
  • Elevation of a country house, probably Devonshire House
  • Design for the north wall of the saloon, Houghton Hall
  • East front of Houghton Hall
  • The Stone Hall
  • Design for the hall chimney piece of Houghton Hall, Norfolk
  • Design for the Cabinet Room at Houghton Hall
  • Design for the door on the east front, Houghton Hall
  • Design for the west wall of the Marble Parlor, Houghton Hall
  • The Marble Parlor
  • Design for a pier table for Houghton Hall
  • The Red Saloon
  • The Library
  • Raynham Hall
  • The Painted Staircase
  • Entrance hall
  • Dining room
  • East front of Lodge Park
  • Stowe House, Buckinghamshire: Design for Ceiling and Wall Decoration
  • Stowe House, Buckinghamshre: Elevation and Section of Chimney Piece in the Hall
  • View from the Portico of the House to the Park at Stowe, Buckinghamshire
  • Alexander Pope in his Grotto
  • The Prospect of the River Thames at Twickenham
  • An Exact Draught and View of Mr. Pope’s House at Twickenham
  • South front of Holkham Hall
  • The Seat of the Right Honble Lord Lovell at Holkham in Norfolk
  • Plan of the ground floor, Holkham Hall
  • Design for north front, Holkham Hall
  • Design for south front, Holkham Hall
  • Design for the Library, Holkham Hall
  • The Library, Holkham Hall
  • Design for a chimneypiece, probably for the Family Wing at Holkham Hall
  • Enfilade of rooms, from the library to the chapel, Holkham Hall
  • Design for the Marble Hall, Holkham Hall
  • Sculpture Gallery, Holkham Hall
  • Design for a new house at Boringdon
  • Design for a new house at Saltram
  • Chimneypiece and overmantel in the Painted Parlor
  • Sketch of the library at Rousham House
  • Chimneypiece and overmantel in the Great Parlor (formerly the library)
  • Sketch for proposed cupolas for the north front at Badminton House
  • Badminton House from the Park, detail
  • Elevation and plan of Worcester Lodge
  • Section of Worcester Lodge with some perspective details
  • Banqueting room, Worcester Lodge
  • Banqueting House or Temple
  • Banqueting House or Temple, Euston Hall
  • Capriccio landscape with country house and river god, detail
  • Wakefield Lodge
  • Plan and elevation of a house or lodge
  • Elevation of a house or lodge with a study of a head
  • Plan and elevation of a house or lodge
  • Design for Allerton Mauleverer House
  • Design for a house
  • Design for a villa
  • Design for a tower house
  • Portrait of Charles, 2nd Viscount Townshend
  • Portrait of Henrietta Howard, 9th Countess of Suffolk
  • Design for a chimneypiece and overmantel
  • Pier glass from the Owl Suite designed for Lady Burlington's Garden Room or Summer Parlor at Chiswick
  • Henry VIII Receiving Montmorency, the French Ambassador, at Hampton Court
  • Proposal for All Souls College, Oxford
  • Arthegal fights the Sarazin Pollente
  • The Redcross Knight Introduced by Duessa to the House of Pride
  • The tower of St. Martin's Church
  • Design for the north elevation of the tower of St. Martin's Church, Houghton
  • The Duke of of Cumberland's Presence Chamber
  • Capriccio landscape with Hampton Court Palace and Esher Place
  • Design for a proposed villa at Esher Place
  • Sketch design for the east front of Esher Place
  • Design for the east front of Esher Place
  • Plan and elevation of the west front of Esher Place
  • Bishop Waynflete's Tower at Esher
  • Design for an interior at Esher Place
  • Chimneypiece and overmantel at Esher Place
  • The Great Room, Lees Court, Kent
  • Laughton Place, Sussex
  • Design for alterations and additions in the gothic style, Honingham Hall, Norfolk
  • Drawing of the north front of Rousham House
  • South front of Rousham House
  • Drawing of the Cuttle Mill, or Temple of the Mill, Rousham
  • Eyecatcher, or Triumphal Arch
  • The Court of King's Bench in Westminster Hall
  • Design for pulpit and top section of the Bishop's Seat for York Minster
  • Design for the canopy of the pulpit and Bishop's Seat for York Minster
  • Design for Ladies' Seats for York Minster
  • Designs for a Gothick clock, a two light window, and doors for York Minster
  • The choir screen at Gloucester Cathedral
  • Church of St. John the Evangelist
  • Design for an eyecatcher or screen
  • Alternative designs for the rebuilding of Milton Abbey, Dorset
  • Horden House, Oxfordshire
  • Grotto or Hermitage
  • Kensington Palace: The Great Staircase
  • The Presence Chamber, Kensington Palace
  • Kensington Palace: The King's Great Drawing Room
  • Kensington Palace: The Cupola Room
  • Kensington Palace: The King’s Gallery
  • Kensington Palace: Queen Caroline's Drawing Room
  • The Old Drawing Room, Kensington Palace, also known as the Queen's Private Dining Room
  • Triumphal arch erected and painted on the West End of Westminster Stall for the Coronation of King George the Second and Queen Caroline
  • Preliminary design for the Royal Mews, Charing Cross
  • Preliminary design for the grand entrance to the Great Court, the Royal Mews, Charing Cross
  • Design for a manège on the west side of the Great Court, the Royal Mews, Charing Cross
  • Unexecuted design for a freestanding manège, the Royal Mews, Charing Cross
  • A Perspective View of the Royal Stables at Charing Cross
  • The east range of the Clock Court
  • The King's Guard Chamber, Windsor Castle, Berkshire
  • Sketch of the wedding of Anne, Princess Royal, to William, Prince of Orange
  • Armchair for the Guard Chamber, Windsor Castle
  • Stool
  • Design for a royal state bed
  • A Seat in Kensington Gardens
  • A Prospect of her Majesty's Hermitage in ye Gardens at Richmond in Surry
  • Section of the Hermitage, Richmond Gardens
  • Section of Merlin's Cave in the Royal Gardens at Richmond
  • Model of a proposed new palace for Richmond
  • Elevations of the north and south fronts of the White House, Kew
  • Design for the ceiling of the Gallery of the White House, Kew
  • Chair of state for Frederick, Prince of Wales
  • Mirror, probably for the White House, Kew
  • Settee, probably for the White House, Kew
  • A view of the garden &c., at Carlton House in Pall Mall, a palace of Her Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales
  • Design for an octagonal temple
  • View of the gates and entrance lodge to Carlton House
  • Wedding ceremony between Anne, Princess Royal, and William, Prince of Orange, the Queen’s Chapel, St. James, London, 14 March 1773
  • Preliminary design for Queen Caroline's Library, St. James's Palace
  • St James's Palace: The Queen's Library
  • Library table
  • Plan Section and Perspective View of the Royal Vault, under King Henry the 7ths Chapel, Westmr Abby, Built 1737
  • Royal Barge, detail
  • View of Westminster from Lambeth, with a Royal Barge in the Foreground
  • Royal Barge
  • Design for the barge commissioned by Frederick, Prince of Wales
  • Design for the barge commissioned by Frederick, Prince of Wales: details of the poop with the Garter badge and details of the state cabin showing one bay in elevation
  • Royal Barge, cabin interior
  • Arrival of the Royal Procession at the Custom-House Quay
  • Oar for the Royal Barge, detail
  • Royal Barge, detail (Vitruvian-wave gunwale ribbon)
  • Royal Barge, detail (cabin exterior)
  • Royal Barge, detail (cabin doors)
  • Tailpiece
  • Royal Barge, detail (sea lions on the prow)
  • North front of the Treasury Building
  • West front of Horse Guards
  • Plan of the Ground Floor of the Horse Guards at Whitehall
  • Ground plan of the Treasury Building, and its environs
  • Preliminary design for the Treasury Building
  • Elevation for the Treasury Building
  • First-floor plan of the Treasury Building
  • Central room on the north side of the third floor of the Treasury Building
  • Board Room of the Treasury Building
  • Design for the chimneypiece of the Board Room, Treasury Building
  • Board Room of the Treasury Building
  • State chair for the Board Room, Treasury Building
  • Ground plan of Buildings at the Palace of Westminster
  • East View in the Painted Chamber, Westminster
  • Exterior east elevation and interior south wall elevation of the Painted Chamber, Palace of Westminster
  • Elevation to Old Palace Yard, for the new Parliament House
  • Elevation to Old Palace Yard, in the "Pantheon" scheme for the new Parliament House
  • Elevation to Old Palace Yard, with central dome variants, in the "Pantheon" scheme for the new Parliament House
  • Elevation to Old Palace Yard, with corner domes, in the "Pantheon" scheme for the new Parliament House
  • Elevation, in the "Pantheon" scheme for the new Parliament House
  • Plan of the first floor, in the "Pantheon" scheme for the new Parliament House
  • Plan of the ground floor, in the "Pantheon" scheme for the new Parliament House
  • Plan of the first floor, in the "Pantheon" scheme for the new Parliament House
  • Longitudinal section, in the "Pantheon" scheme for the new Parliament House
  • Transverse section, in the "Pantheon" scheme for the new Parliament House
  • Design for improvements to the House of Lords, Old Houses of Parliament, Palace of Westminster, London
  • Plan of the first floor, in the "Chiswick" scheme, for the new Parliament House
  • Elevation to the River Thames, in the "Chiswick" scheme, for the new Parliament House
  • Elevation to Old Palace Yard, in the "Chiswick" scheme, for the new Parliament House
  • Plan of the ground floor, preliminary to the First "Belvedere" scheme for the new Parliament House
  • General Plan, in the First "Belvedere" scheme for the new Parliament House
  • Elevation to Old Palace Yard, in the "Belvedere" scheme for the new Parliament House
  • Elevation to the River Thames, in the "Belvedere" scheme for the new Parliament House
  • Elevation to Old Palace Yard, in the first "Belvedere" scheme for the new Parliament House
  • Elevation to the River Thames, in the first "Belvedere" scheme for the new Parliament House
  • Floor plan and elevations for the interior of the House of Commons, for the new Parliament House
  • Floor plan and elevations for the interior of the House of Commons, for the new Parliament House
  • Detailed plan, in the second "Belvedere" scheme for the new Parliament House
  • General plan, in the second "Belvedere" scheme for the new Parliament House
  • General plan, in the "Law Courts" scheme for the new Parliament House
  • General plan, in the "Law Courts" scheme for the new Parliament House
  • Plan and elevation to Old Palace Yard, in the "Law Courts" scheme for the new Parliament House
  • Design for a chinoiserie pavilion, probably for Esher Place
  • View of Grotto and Shell Temple at Twickenham, Alexander Pope’s Garden
  • View of the Old Park Estate, Wimbledon
  • The Hermitage
  • Elevation and plan of the Temple of British Worthies, Stowe
  • View at Claremont, with John Vanbrugh's Belvedere, and a pavilion
  • Design for alterations to the garden at Claremont
  • View in the Park at Claremont
  • Studies for a rustic seat or hermitage, possibly for Queen Caroline, Richmond Gardens
  • Interior of Queen Caroline's Hermitage, Richmond Gardens
  • Design for Queen Caroline's Hermitage, Richmond Gardens
  • Lady Burlington's Flower Garden, Chiswick
  • Design for the Orangery, Chiswick
  • Design for the Exedra, Chiswick
  • Design for the Cascade, Chiswick
  • Design for the Cascade, Chiswick
  • Design for the south lawn, Holkham
  • Designs for the seat on the mount, Holkham
  • View of the seat on the mount, Holkham
  • Design for Gothic-style wing for Esher Place
  • Design for the parkland, Esher Place
  • Plan for a water garden, with elevation of a boathouse, Esher Place
  • Landscape with belvedere and grotto, Esher Plance
  • A view of the amphitheater, part of ye great lake & the new house in the island situated in the gardens of Claremount
  • Theater with statues of Bacchus, Mercury, and Ceres, Rousham
  • Praeneste Terrace
  • Estate plan of Rousham
  • View of the Temple of the Mill and Eye-Catcher, Rousham
  • Cow Castle, garden seat, ha-ha, and classical entrance gate
  • Lion Attacking Horse
  • Proposal for a new house and eastern park, Euston
  • Design for the park with distant triumphal arch, Euston
  • Design for the park at Badminton, with Worcester Lodge in the distance
  • Temple of British Worthies
  • Alcove seat, for Claremont
  • Temple or Garden Seat, for Dalton Park
  • Shotover House and Garden
  • Octagonal Temple at Shotover Park, Oxfordshire: Plan, Section and Elevation
  • Proposal for landscape with lake and cascade house, Claremont
  • A View from ye Island Seat of ye Lake of ye Temple of Venus & Hermitage.
  • Temple of Venus
  • Monument to William Congreve
  • Pebble Alcove
  • Merlin's Cave, Richmond Gardens, detail
  • Queen's Temple
  • Landscape at Chiswick, with donkey pulling a cart
  • Design for a water garden and aviary, Chiswick
  • Temple in the Woods
  • Preliminary design for the seat on the mount
  • A Plan of the Gardens & View of ye Buildings of ye Rt. Honble Henry Pelham Esq at Echa in ye County of Surry
  • Design for a fishing temple, Esher Place
  • Grotto
  • Design for a royal tent, probably for Esher Place
  • Elevation and plan of an octagonal belvedere, Esher Place
  • Design for chinoiserie pavilion, probably for Esher Place
  • Entrance gates
  • Design for an ogee-canopied seat for the park at Badminton
  • Pigeon house
  • Worcester Lodge
  • Proposal for the hillside at Chatsworth
  • Design for Ionic rotunda with lawn flanked by two pavilions
  • Design for a Pavilion in a Deer Park
  • Unexecuted design for a temple at Aske Hall, Aske
  • Frontispiece
  • Title plate for Dione
  • Title plate for The Shepherd's Week
  • The Elephant and the Bookseller
  • The Poet and the Rose
  • The Butterfly and the Snail
  • Preparatory drawing for The Mother, the Nurse, and the Fairy
  • Preparatory drawing for Pythagoras and the Countryman
  • Headpiece depicting Homer
  • Headpiece depicting Telemachus and Mentor
  • Headpiece depicting Calypso's grotto
  • Tailpiece depicting Zeus's warning
  • Tailpiece depicting a mermaid
  • Tailpiece depicting the sideboard in Ulysses's hall
  • Tailpiece depicting Penelope's chair
  • Tailpiece depicting Mulius's goblet
  • Title page
  • Tailpiece with portrait of Alexander Pope
  • Owl and candlestick
  • Frontispiece
  • Headpiece from the opening page of book I of The Dunciad Variorum
  • Head-piece to Book I of Pope's The Dunciad
  • The opening page of Book III of Pope's The Dunciad
  • Title page with vignette
  • Frontispiece to Spring
  • Frontispiece to Summer
  • Frontispiece to Autumn
  • Frontispiece to Winter
  • Proposed design for a frontispiece to John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress
  • Trial illustration, The Archangel Gabriel Appearing to Goffredo
  • Trial illustration, Ermina and the Shepherd with His Sons
  • Frontispiece intended for John Gay's The Captives
  • Trial illustration, Exorcism of Don Quixote's Library
  • Frontspiece with imaginary portrait of Miguel de Cervantes
  • Four sketch-designs for illustrations to The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser
  • Preparatory drawing for Guyon Leaves the Palmer and Crosses the Idle Lake with Phedria
  • Preparatory drawing for The Redcross Knight Subdues Sans Foy the Sarazin, Who Is Saved by Duessa
  • Malbecco Discovers His Wife Hellenora among the Satyrs
  • Preparatory drawing for Error Defeated by the Redcross Knight Attended by Truth
  • Console table, for Wanstead House
  • Design for a console table and frame
  • Design for a console table
  • Design for an Italianate interior
  • Armchair, for Sala delle Feste, the Princess Isabelle Apartment, Colonna Palace, Rome
  • State bed for Maria Mancini Colonna
  • Showcase on stand (Scarabattola)
  • Console table, for the Red Saloon
  • Mirror
  • Settee, for Wanstead House
  • Console table, for Wanstead House
  • Cabinet
  • Console table, for the Red Saloon
  • Table ornament
  • Console table
  • Stool or banquette, for Wanstead House
  • Pedestal
  • Armchairs (two visible), for the Painted Parlor, Rousham House
  • Hall settee, for Devonshire House
  • Galleria Colonna, in the Colonna Palace, Rome
  • Console table, for the Dome Room, Chiswick House
  • Pier table
  • Console table, for the gallery, Chiswick House
  • Console table, for the gallery, Chiswick House, detail of the inlaid mosaic specimen tabletop
  • Side table, for the Belisarius Room
  • Pedestal, for Rousham House
  • Green Velvet Bedchamber, Houghton Hall
  • Green Velvet Bedchamber, Houghton Hall, detail
  • Designs for consoles
  • Table or desk
  • The Bateman wedding chest
  • Console table on a fluted plinth, one of a pair for Chiswick House
  • An organ case
  • Armchairs, stool, and settee, for the Red Saloon
  • Armchair, side chair, stool, and settee, for the Green Drawing Room
  • Suite of seat furniture, for an unknown commission
  • Side chair, for Wanstead House
  • Side chair, for Chiswick House
  • Armchair, for the library
  • Armchair, for the Garden Room, Chiswick House
  • Sketch of Lady Burlington in her Garden Room, Chiswick House
  • Side chair, probably for Tottenham Park
  • Side chair, probably for Tottenham Park
  • Record drawing of a chair
  • Armchair and settee, possibly for Devonshire House
  • Armchair with X-shaped front legs, probably for Hampton Court Palace
  • Armchair and stool with X-shaped front legs, probably for Hampton Court Palace
  • Armchair, probably for the drawing room, Richmond House
  • Armchair, probably for the bedchamber, Richmond House
  • Settee, probably for Lady Leicester's dressing room, Holkham Hall
  • Chair, probably for Lady Leicester's dressing room, Holkham Hall
  • Settee
  • Pair of shield-back hall chairs, for Wanstead House
  • Pair of shield-back hall chairs
  • Hall Chair, for the gallery, Chiswick House
  • The Gallery, Chiswick House
  • Hall chair for the Dome Room, Chiswick House
  • Hall settee, one of a pair for the Marble Hall
  • Pair of rectangular stools (window seats), for Lodge Park
  • Hall chair, for Sherborne House
  • Settee, for the Praeneste, Rousham House
  • Sketch designs of embroidered decoration for the hangings of a four-poster bed, for Lady Burlington's bedchamber
  • Side table for the hall, Ditchley Park
  • The Pin and the Needle
  • Console table, for the Green Drawing Room
  • Console table and mirror, for the Green Drawing Room
  • Pier table, for the Marble Parlor
  • Side table, probably for Chiswick House
  • Pier table, for the Blue Velvet Room, Chiswick House
  • Pedestal, for the Blue Velvet Room, Chiswick House
  • Round table, in the anteroom to the gallery, Chiswick House
  • Console table, for the Red Saloon
  • Console table, for the Marble Hall
  • Side table, for the state dining room
  • Side table, for the state dining room
  • Pier table, probably for Esher Palace
  • Console table, probably for Devonshire House
  • Side table, for Devonshire House
  • Side table, for Devonshire House
  • Side table, for Chiswick House or Devonshire House
  • Pier table for the hall (later the saloon), Devonshire House
  • Center table, for the Great Hall, Wanstead House
  • Side table, for the Painted Parlor, Rousham House
  • Library table or desk, for the Blue Velvet Room, Chiswick House
  • Pair of back-to-back kneehole desks, or commodes, for the Garden Room, Chiswick House
  • Folio table, for the library, Chiswick House
  • The Painter Who Pleased No body and Every body
  • Console bracket, for Tottenham Park
  • Console bracket, for the library, Chiswick House
  • Pair of simulated stone console brackets
  • Design for a console bracket for the display of a bust
  • Console brackets (two visible), for the Painted Parlor, Rousham House
  • Pedestal with cherub head, for the Red Saloon
  • Pedestal with cherub head, for the Marble Hall
  • Pair of pedestals with cherub heads, for the Garden Room, Chiswick House
  • Square plinth, for the Garden Room, Chiswick House
  • Wall sconce, probably for Dorset House
  • Wall sconce
  • Pole screen, for the Crimson Velvet Room, Chiswick House
  • Double-sided cheval screen, for Chiswick House
  • Baby carriage
  • Design for a console table
  • Design for a console table
  • Two-handled cup and cover
  • Vase
  • Preparatory drawing for cup or mug, with detail of handle
  • Cup or mug
  • Two Muggs
  • Pairs of cups or mugs
  • Two-handled cup and cover
  • Chandelier for the King
  • Chandelier, for the Leineschloss, Hanover
  • Pair of girandoles, for the Leineschloss, Hanover
  • Two Candle Sticks for the King, and a Vase at Ld Mountfords
  • Chandeliers, candelabra, and chest
  • Chandelier
  • Seven-branched candelabrum
  • Seven-branched candelabrum
  • Grotesque ornament
  • Candelabrum
  • A Silver Standish for the late Queen in Merlin's Cave
  • Candlestick
  • Candlestick
  • Candlestick and nozzle
  • Candlesticks
  • Table centerpiece or epergne
  • Design for a silver table centerpiece (epergne or surtoute): elevation and plan
  • A Surtoute
  • Grotesque ornament
  • Table centerpiece or epergne
  • Vase on a Truss with its Profile, & Chandelier
  • A Terrine & Cover for Lord Mountford
  • Pair of Tureens
  • Walpole tureen
  • Soup tureen
  • Two Dish Covers
  • Monument to William Shakespeare
  • Andrea Palladio
  • Inigo Jones
  • Entrance front of Chiswick House
  • Entrance front of Chiswick House
  • Design for a statue of Andrea Palladio
  • Inigo Jones
  • Design for the Triumphal Arch
  • Monument to Isaac Newton
  • Design for the monument to Isaac Newton, Westminster Abbey
  • Memorial to Sir Isaac Newton, Westminster Abbey
  • Design for the monument to Isaac Newton, Westminster Abbey
  • Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727)
  • Monument to James, 1st Earl Stanhope
  • Design for the monument to James, 1st Earl Stanhope, Westminster Abbey
  • Design for the monument to James, 1st Earl Stanhope, Westminster Abbey
  • View of the monuments to Isaac Newton and James, 1st Earl Stanhope, Westminster Abbey
  • Shakespeare
  • Monument to General Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarble
  • Design for the monument to General Monck, Westminster Abbey
  • Design for the monument to General Monck, Westminster Abbey
  • Monument to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough
  • Model for the relief of the surrender of Marshall Tallard to the Duke of Marlborough on the monument to the Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace Chapel
  • Unexecuted design for the monument to the Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace Chapel
  • Monument to the Honorable Thomas Watson Wentworth
  • Monument to the Honorable Thomas Watson Wentworth, York Minster
  • Monument to Thomas and Katherine Stringer
  • Monument to Theophilus Hastings, 9th Earl of Huntingdon
  • Design for a wall monument
  • Monument to John and Thomas Wainwright
  • Memorial to Mary Beach
  • Monument to Sir William Strickland
  • King George I
  • Design for the statue of George I
  • Design for an equestrian statue of Prince Eugene
  • Design for the Exedra, Chiswick House
  • View of the Exedra, Chiswick House
  • View from the Exedra into the Orange Tree Garden, Chiswick House
  • Recumbent Lioness
  • Doric column with Venus de Medici and Deer House, Chiswick
  • Two vases with Pedestals for Mr. Pope
  • Design for a pedestal for the Dying Gaul, Rousham House
  • The Palm Room
  • Design for the grotto, Oatlands Park, Surrey
  • The White Drawing Room
  • Plan and elevation for Lowther Hall
  • Banqueting House
  • Stockeld Park
  • The Library at Strawberry Hill
  • Houghton Hall, Norfolk: chimneypiece in the Stone Hall
  • Unexecuted design for the grounds and gardens of Boringdon Hall, near Plymouth
  • The State Bed at St. James's Palace
  • Sofa, for the Withdrawing Room
  • Table, probably from Syston Hall
  • Sideboard, for the state dining room
  • Chiswick House
  • Ceiling, Reynolds Room, formerly the ball room
  • Saloon, Devonshire House
  • Console table, for the gallery, Cleveland House
  • The Hall at Ditchley Park
  • Interior of Keith Lichtenstein Apartment
  • The Plans, Elevations, and Sections, Chimney-pieces, and Ceilings of Houghton in Norfolk, the Seat of the Rt. Honorable Sr. Robert Walpole…
  • Design for the pediment sculpture at Houghton Hall
  • Settee and Chairs
  • Model of Prince Frederick's Barge
  • Design for the façade of the Horse Guards facing east (Whitehall)
  • The West Front of His Majesty's New Building for the Horse and Foot Guards
  • The Plans, Elevations, and Sections of Holkham in Norfolk, The Seat of the Earl of Leicester…
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WILLIAM KENT, one of the most talked about artists of his time, was considered an unparalleled arbiter of taste...
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NEARLY ALL THE BIOGRAPHICAL WRITINGS on William Kent (fig. 1.1) refer to George Vertue’s obituary notice in his diary...
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WILLIAM KENT was singularly fortunate in his timing. He was able to gain his artistic training in Rome and return to an England that was enjoying a period of postwar stability and wealth...
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WILLIAM RENT’S relationships with his patrons fascinated George Vertue, an antiquary and artistic gossip who recorded in his private notebooks favoritism, fallings out, influence peddling, and disobliging behavior...
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IN JULY 1709 the twenty-four-year-old William Kent set sail with two companions, the connoisseur-antiquary John Talman and the architect Daniel Lock, for Italy...
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KENT’S EARLY ASPIRATIONS as an artist were to be a painter, and he traveled to Italy largely in pursuit of this goal...
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DURING HIS TEN YEARS in Italy, Kent must have amassed a fat portfolio of drawings, not the least those produced when he was in the studio of Giuseppe Chiari...
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THOUGH KENT DID NOT DESIGN a great many London houses, two of those for which he was responsible—44 Berkeley Square (fig. 7.1) and 22 Arlington Street...
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THE NEW NATION of Great Britain, established through the Act of Union in 1707, first defined its status in stone through showpiece architecture for oligarchs commanding rural estates, rather than in new royal palaces and government buildings in London...
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THE FAMILIAR PHRASE “in a Kent frame” may be the most frequent use of William...
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OF ALL THE MULTIFARIOUS aspects of his career, William Kent’s Gothick...
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WILLIAM KENT returned to England after ten years’ residence in Italy in December 1719. In February 1722 he received the commission to decorate the ceiling of the Cupola Room at Kensington Palace and for the next fifteen years, his work for the royal family formed one of the dominant themes of his life and work. After the death of Queen Caroline in November 1737 the flow of royal commissions...
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BY THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY, London had become a crowded city, its streets congested with traffic. The easiest and most pleasant way to get about was by water, with the river Thames serving as a grand thoroughfare through the heart of the city. Merchants...
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WITH THESE WORDS, written in 1712, Anthony Ashley Cooper, the philosopher third Earl of Shaftesbury, aimed to condemn what he saw as the “grosly” unsuitable recent architecture of Sir Christopher Wren...
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FAMOUS AS WILLIAM KENT IS in the history of English landscaping, one of the main difficulties with grasping the significance and extent of his designs is that most assessments of his work are based on his architectural insertions into landscapes and not on the landscapes themselves. This is understandable on three counts: the structures are often remarkable and important in their own right; they...
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KENT’S TASTES AND INTERESTS before he left for Italy in 1709 are virtually unknown or at best must be left to speculation. Any enlightening JÎ facts and documentation have long vanished. The budding young painter may well have been observant and curious, but the rural Bridlington countryside in the later seventeenth century was a desert as far as...
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HORACE WALPOLE’S damning criticism of the illustrations in...
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IN DESIGNS FOR ARCHITECTURE—from country houses to government buildings — William Kent drew inspiration from the work of three earlier architects: Vitruvius of classical Rome, Andrea Palladio of the Italian Renaissance, and Inigo Jones of the English Renaissance. These same sources did not prevail, however, when it came to models for the furnishing of buildings. None of these pivotal...
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WILLIAM KENT was among the earliest British architect-designers to focus on every element of an interior, from tables (fig. 18.1) and chairs to...
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MANY ENGLISH GOLDSMITHS who worked prior to the mid-eighteenth century are known by name, while very few of the designers of their products have been identified. Of the few known designers, nearly all worked in a court context where they were engaged on a wide range of projects, from architecture and festival decorations to metalwork. They included Hans Holbein the Younger, working for Henry VIII,...
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KENT’S CAREER rode the Whig renaissance of the arts in Britain, a renaissance launched by aristocrats and intellectuals rather than by British artists of genius. If some...
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WILLIAM KENT was laid to rest in the Burlington family vault in the Parish Church at Chiswick, just as he had asked in his will...
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