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Italianate gardens of Chiswick House

Chiswick House (in the London Borough of Hounslow) is a distinguished example of 18th-century British architecture.
The Flemish painter Pieter Andreas Rysbrack (1690-1748) was born in Antwerp and came to England in 1720 where he met Lord Burlington who authorized the pictures and designed this Neo-Palladian house and gave un idea of its Italianate gardens.
Rysbrack's innovation consisted in the depiction of the gardens from different angles, revealing both the scenographic and topographical variety of the site as well as showing the activities of gardeners and 'polite society' in the landscape.

A view of the Pond and Temple

A view of the Southern Pond



A view of the Bagnio and Grand Alleys

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