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John Tinney (c. 1729-1761)

An oblique View of the East Front of Hampton Court, with part of the Garden circa

RCIN 702885.c

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This etching is taken from a set of eight views of Hampton Court and Kensington Palace, first published in about 1744. The prints are heavily influenced by Rigaud’s deep perspective views populated with fashionable foreground figures. The prints show that the Great Parterre at Hampton Court, created 40 years earlier, had not survived. By 1708, Queen Anne, who disliked the smell of box, had simplified the gardens at Hampton Court, sweeping away the fountains and box parterres in favour of areas of grass edged with small borders of clipped evergreens and flowers.