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Palazzo Borromeo, Isola Bella, Lago Maggiore: view of the garden

RIBA Ref No RIBA6500
Architect/DesignerCrivelli, Giovanni Angelo (fl. 17th century)
Fontana, Carlo (1634-1714)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryItaly
CityIsola Bella
Subject Date1671
Image Date1960
ViewExterior
StyleBaroque
MediumTransparency
Library ReferenceESCT7
OrientationLandscape
Colour InfoColour
CreditEdwin Smith / RIBA Collections
SubjectVillas ; Gardens
NOTES: Palazzo Borromeo was commissioned by Carlo III in 1632 and dedicated to his wife Isabella D'Adda, from whom the island takes its name. Construction of the house and design of its gardens was entrusted to Angelo Crivelli and completed by Carlo Fontana. The gardens were inaugurated in 1671.
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