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Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827)

Old Kew Palace c. 1819

Pen and ink with watercolour over pencil | 27.2 x 42.1 cm (sheet of paper) (sheet of paper) | RCIN 914313

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A new ‘Gothic’ palace at Kew was designed for George III by James Wyatt and begun in 1802. It remained unfinished and was demolished in 1828. Rowlandson made two watercolours of the palace from across the river Thames. Acquired by George VI, 1941 Cat. 90