A View of the Garden etc at Carlton House in Pall Mall, a Palace of Her Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales / Vue du Jardin de Carlton House, Palais de S.A.R. La Princess Douairiere de Galles

  • About the artist
    William Woollett was the son of an innkeeper, from Maidstone, Kent. In 1750 he was apprenticed to John Tinney at the Goldsmith’s Company. By 1759, he was studying at St Martin’s Lane Academy. Three years later he married Hannah but, after their five children died in infancy, Hannah also died in 1770. Woollett was later remarried to Elizabeth. His earliest prints are of country houses and gardens, after his own designs. He was first employed by John Boydell in 1760. His engraving after Richard Wilson’s ‘The Destruction of the Children of Niobe’ won him considerable critical acclaim and, as a result, Alan Ramsay invited him to engrave his portrait of George III. Woollett reportedly died ‘from the effect of an accident, unskilfully treated’.
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    Title
    A View of the Garden etc at Carlton House in Pall Mall, a Palace of Her Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales / Vue du Jardin de Carlton House, Palais de S.A.R. La Princess Douairiere de Galles
    Date
    Medium
    Engraving
    Dimensions
    height: 38.80 cm, width: 54.10 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Mrs P Irwin Clarke, June 1969
    GAC number
    8544