Chiswick House, London: detail of the grand staircase to the main entrance
|Architect/Designer||Burlington, Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of (1694-1753)|
|Artist/Photographer||Smith, Edwin (1912-1971)|
|Library Reference||ESP/LON/865 (ES2902.6)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Entrances ; Stairs ; Country houses ; Statues ; Villas|
NOTES: Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork, refronted the existing Chiswick House and designed and built the adjoining villa to display his art collection and entertain friends in 1727-1729. He was inspired on his grand tour by Palladio's Villa Capra 'La Rotonda' near Vicenza.
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