QUEENS COTTAGE at KEW FINE ORIGINAL ANTIQUE 19thCentury British
PAINTING REF 110223
A rustic cottage in Kew GardensQueen Charlotte's Cottage is an early
example of a cottage orné, a rustic cottage built as a country retreat,
but not as a residence. The cottage was used by the royal family in the
late 18th century for resting and taking tea during walks in the gardens.
Its main attractions were its rural setting and the large paddock which
was situated to the rear of the cottage.Many exotic animals were kept
in the paddock. Queen Caroline had kept tigers at Richmond,
but George III and Queen Charlotte contented themselves
with more docile pets, including oriental cattle and colourful
Tartarian pheasants, which are still to be seen in this quiet area of the gardens.
From the early 1790s, kangaroos (the first to arrive in England)
were kept and successfully bred in the paddock.
By the early 19th century there were 18 kangaroos.
This made the cottage a popular destination for royal walks until 1806 when
Mr Aiton, the gardener, was instructed to turn the kangaroo
paddock into a flower garden.No doubt the Queen was inspired by
her gardener at Richmond, 'Capability' Brown, who introduced the
picturesque landscapes to English aristocrats.
Good Condition .. Cleaned , Ready to hang.
" frame is in Average condition ” see pictures "
(VERY RARE )Fine Original Antique 19th Century British OLD MASTER OIL PAINTING
Romantic Scene GOLD GILT FRAME
NEW COLLECTION Of RARE PIECES OF BRITISH HISTORY
Title: Queens Cottage at kew
Artist: Hugh Church Listed artist
Provenance: john castagno art
Medium : Oil painting on Panel
Condition: Very Good
Country: British school
Frame size : 19.5 in x 14.5 in
( 50 cm x 37 cm)
Canvas size : 12" x 7"
With an estimate of £1500 - £1800 in a London West End Gallery
The beautiful gold gilt frame
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