The view from Buckingham Palace
By RIGAUD, [Jacques], 1736
Prospect of St James Park from Bukingham House Veue du Parc St James Dessinnée de l’Hostel de Bukingham.
- Author: RIGAUD, [Jacques]
- Publication place: Paris
- Publisher: chez l’auteur vis a vis le Plessis rue St Jacques Avec privilege du roy
- Publication date: 1736
- Physical description: Engraving.
- Dimensions: Image: 350 by 716mm (13.75 by 28.25 inches). Sheet: 455 by 795mm (18 by 31.25 inches).
- Inventory reference: 12360
Jacques Rigaud (c1681-1754) was a French topographic engraver and dealer, opening a shop in Paris in 1720. He produced a series of prints of royal residences in France, and it seems likely that he visited England, engraving several views of British royal residences, including the present example.