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Chiswick House, London, built 1729.

Chiswick House was designed by its owner, the 3rd Earl of Burlington, together with the architect William Kent, who also laid out the gardens. It was intended as an architectural showpiece and a venue for parties and entertainments, rather than as a permanent habitation.

The house and gardens are fine early examples of the English Palladian style of architecture, and of the English landscape garden.

A prospect of the Great Canal in Lord Burlington’s Garden at Chiswick (P. A. Rysbrack); 18th century, Middlesex, London.