An attractive engraving of the Royal Palace at Whitehall, Westminster. From the book Vitruvius Britannicus ( the British Architect ) by Colen Campbell, published between 1715 and 1725. The neo-classical facade features the pediment over the central section, side sections decorated with pilasters and a balustrade with statues and wings with cupolas. A copy of this engraving is held at the British Museum.

Colen Campbell ( 1676 – 1729 ) was a pioneering Scottish architect and architectural writer, credited as a founder of the Georgian style.

The inscription reads in English and French – The Elevation of a Design for the Pallace of White Hall, towards the River as it was presented to his Majesty King Charles I, by the celebrated Inigo Iones Anno 1639 but Interupted by the Civil Warrs

Is most humbly Inscrib’d to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales & C.

Printer Henry Hulsberg.

Framed size H 545mm, L 1395mm