Her Majesty’s Royal Palace at Kensington

Sutton Nicholls

Coloured engraving

published 1724-1728
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  • About the artist
    Sutton Nicholls, draughtsman and engraver, is best known for his panoramic views of the cities of London and Westminster, but also produced prospects of gentlemen’s seats, like this example. Almost all his works were made as commissions for publishers, the earliest of which were illustrations to Philip Ayres’s ‘Emblems of Love in Four Languages’. Nicholls specialised in topographical and architectural designs and his bird’s-eye views of London illustrated ‘Prospects of the Most Noted Buildings in and about London’ (published by John Bowles in 1724). He also produced ward maps to illustrate John Strype’s edition of John Stowe’s ‘Survey of London’, published in 1720.
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    Title
    Her Majesty’s Royal Palace at Kensington
    Date
    published 1724-1728
    Medium
    Coloured engraving
    Dimensions
    height: 63.00 cm, width: 96.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased 1948
    Inscription
    below image: [right, below lettering, in ink] 6 & 7; below platemark (right, in pencil] circa [?] 1690
    GAC number
    541