A side view of the palace in Kensington Gardens
Engraver: Schutz, H
Medium: Aquatint, coloured
The palace was built in the 1690s for William III and Queen Mary as an alternative to the old royal palace of Whitehall. It was worked on by Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor. The gardens were an important part of the overall image projected by the palace, and William himself was a keen landscape gardener.