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    Sale 5444

    Town & Country Perspectives - The Charles Plante Collection

    4 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 278

    ENGLISH SCHOOL, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    View from Buckingham House overlooking St. James's Park and Green Park

    Price Realised  

    ENGLISH SCHOOL, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    View from Buckingham House overlooking St. James's Park and Green Park
    watercolour and bodycolour
    18 x 26 in. (45.7 x 66 cm.)


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    Buckingham Palace, formerly known as Buckingham House, was designed by Captain William Winde (c.1645-1722) for John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby (1648-1721) in 1703. The house was acquired by King George III in 1761 as a private residence and then known as "The Queen's House". The house was enlarged and aggrandized over the course of the next seventy-five years and finally became the official Royal residence of the British Monarch on the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837.
    The present drawing offers a fascinating panorama of London as seen from within the walls of Buckingham House in the early years of the nineteenth century.

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