Hampton Court Palace, From The River
Photographer: Sedgfield, William Russell
Medium: Photographic print
"The greater part of the present structure, occupying no less than eight acres of ground, was raised, under the direction of Sir Christopher Wren, by William III. The front of the Palace, facing the Thames, is 328 feet in length, and the river terrace extends for half-a-mile. Opposite Ditton, overlooking the river, is the Pavillion, at one time occupied by the late Duke of Kent, as Ranger of Hampton Court Park.
Hampton Court, since it has ceased to be the abode of Royalty, has become especially a 'People's Palace,' hundreds of thousands of excursionists thronging, during the fine season of the year, to view its State apartments, or ramble in its beautiful gardens."
Descriptive letterpress from 'The Thames Illustrated by Photographs'