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Joseph Nash (1809-78)

Buckingham Palace: the east front from St James's Park dated 1846

RCIN 919892

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The architect John Nash transformed Buckingham House into an imposing palace for George. This watercolour records the building’s appearance before the addition of the East Front under Queen Victoria. The elegant classical frontage was complemented by the Marble Arch, which provided a grand entrance to the residence until it was moved in 1851.

Commissioned by Queen Victoria