Chiswick House, London: the central room of the Gallery
|Architect/Designer||Burlington, Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of (1694-1753)|
|Kent, William (1685?-1748)|
|Artist/Photographer||Smith, Edwin (1912-1971)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Country houses ; Interior decoration ; Villas ; Art galleries ; Columns ; Domes ; Sculpture|
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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