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Rocque, J. (fl.1738)

Plan of the House, Gardens, Park & Hermitage of their Majesties, at Richmond 1734

RCIN 702999

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When Queen Caroline received Richmond Lodge as a dower house in 1727, she immediately engaged in the creation of one of the earliest English landscape gardens. This large map provides us with a detailed layout of the estates of Richmond and Kew (owned by Frederick, Prince of Wales) and elevations of buildings and follies, such as Queen Caroline’s Hermitage and Merlin’s Cave, most of which are now lost. In the Royal Collection by c.1900 Cat. 25