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Belvidere, Great Park, Windsor

Belvidere, Great Park, Windsor

Engraver: Rooker, Michel Angelo

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1777

Shelfmark: Ktop VII

Item number: 38 2 e

Length: 19.8

Width: 22

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

This royal lodge was known as Belvedere, and was built as a garden folly by George II's son, the Duke of Cumberland. It has a triangular plan with a tower on each corner. Each tower has a specific function: one is a staircase, one a library and one a china closet. A selection of trees were planted around the tower for a rural effect. It was situated on top of Shrub's Hill to ensure good views of the valley beneath.

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