The South Front of Stowe House, Buckinghamshire by John Buckler

Stowe House was built in 1676 and extensively remodelled by Earl Temple when he inherited the property in 1749.


Watercolour heightened with gum arabic
49.2 x 70 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,950 ( Total: £7,600)
Acquired in:
Lowell Libson

The South Front was remodelled in the 1770s. Buckler illustrates the development of the picturesque, the idea that the country house should be seen as part of its setting within its grounds. This is emphasised by giving prominence to the tree in the right foreground, which actually obscures part of the house.


The artist's family; by descent.

Venue details

Buckinghamshire County Museum 9 Church Street, AYLESBURY Buckinghamshire HP20 2QP 01296 331441

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