A birds eye view of Sir William Temple’s garden, circa 1690. A view from the south east showing the house, formal gardens with water features, glass houses and kitchen garden. Attributed to Johannes Kip. Pen and wash, 51×66 cm.

Johannes Kip was a Dutch draughtsman, engraver and print dealer; born in Amsterdam in 1653 he died in London in 1722. He specialised in engraved detailed bird’s-eye views of English country houses. With Leonard Knyff he produced Britannia Illustrata: Or Views of Several of the Queens Palaces, as Also of the Principal seats of the Nobility and Gentry of Great Britain, Curiously Engraven on 80 Copper Plates, London (1707, published in the winter of 1708 – 09).

High quality copies of this and other images from the collection are available for purchase from Surrey History Centre.

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Click here to see the Archive Record (Surrey History Centre Ref PX/64/163 (CALM Ref PX/64/148))

The house and gardens are also included in the county Historic Environment Record, click here to see the records for the house and gardens.

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