A View of the East Front of the Queen’s Palace, St. James’s Park
About the work
This view of Buckingham House, at this time known as the Queen’s Palace, was published in 1796 and shows several differences to an earlier print of the building of c.1710 by an anonymous artist. For example, statues which once adorned the top of the building have been removed, the wide steps which led to the main door are reduced in size, the elaborate fountain previously in the centre of the courtyard is now gone, the gateway which used to be in line with the main door is now located to the left of the building and the railings have been altered to incorporate gas lights. This work also includes new buildings around Buckingham House, constructed since the c.1710 depiction.