The Royall [sic] Palace and Town of Windsor
- About the work
About the artist
Leendert Knijff, better known as Leonard Knyff, was born in Haarlem in 1650 and followed his brother Jacob (also an artist) to London at some point after 1676. In 1694, Knyff was made a British citizen. He began his career painting still lifes but became better-known in Britain for his views of gardens and country houses. The birds-eye view format, which was popularised in the UK by Knyff, is thought to have first been introduced to the British landscape tradition by his brother, Jacob.
Leonard Knyff (1650 - 1722)
- The Royall [sic] Palace and Town of Windsor
- Purchased from the Parker Gallery, September 1972
- inside image: [top centre] THE ROYALL PALACE AND TOWN OF WINDSOR; below image [centre] To her Most Serene and Most Sacred Majesty; ANNE by the Grace of God QUEEN of Great BRITAIN, FRANCE, & IRELAND [lower right] Printed and sold by Henry Overton at the White Horse without Newgate.
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