A View of Lawn from the Palace, with the Pagoda, the Temple of Victory, and the Colonade in the Royal Gardens at Kew. Vue du Gazon prise ou Palais, avec la Pagoda, le Temple de la Victoire, et la Colounade dans le Jardin Royal de Kew

William Woollett (1735 - 1785)
J S Mason

Coloured engraving

c.1760-c.1770
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    Country: Other
    City: missing
  • 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 Lawn from the Palace, with the Pagoda, the Temple of Victory, and the Colonade in the Royal Gardens at Kew. Vue du Gazon prise ou Palais, avec la Pagoda, le Temple de la Victoire, et la Colounade dans le Jardin Royal de Kew
    Date
    c.1760-c.1770
    Medium
    Coloured engraving
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Frank T Sabin, June 1971
    GAC number
    9279