Vue du Parc de St. Jaques / A Prospect of St. James’s Park
- About the work
About the artist
Jacques Rigaud, a French draughtsman and etcher mainly of landscapes and topographical views, made numerous drawings of gardens in his home country. Sometime in the 1730s he visited England where he continued to draw views of parks and country estates. Rigaud was commissioned by Richard Boyle, third Earl of Burlington to make a series of views of the gardens of Chiswick House in London. However, following a disagreement with his patron, the drawings were never published. The Royal Gardener at Stowe, Charles Bridgeman, later commissioned him to draw 16 views of the gardens he had designed at Stowe to be made into a series of plates.