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After Leonard Knyff (1650-1722)

Nouveau theatre de la Grande Bretagne : ou description exacte des palais de la reine et des maisons les plus considerables des seigneurs et des gentilshommes de la Grande Bretagne ... 1708

RCIN 1070432

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Knyff’s folio volume of engraved views of the palaces and country houses of Britain was first published under the title Britannia Illustrata in 1707. This was reprinted with additional plates a year later and renamed Nouveau Théâtre de la Grande Bretagne. It featured the most comprehensive range of garden views yet seen in print. This view of Chatsworth shows one of the grandest gardens of the period, including the great parterre laid out on the west front by George London and Henry Wise between 1687 and 1706.