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A View of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea & the Rotunda in Ranelagh Gardens / Vüe de l'Hopital Royal des Invalides à Chelsea et de la Rotonde dans les Jardins de Ranelagh Auprés de Londres

Thomas Bowles

A View of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea & the Rotunda in Ranelagh Gardens / Vüe de l'Hopital Royal des Invalides à Chelsea et de la Rotonde dans les Jardins de Ranelagh Auprés de Londres


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Artist / EngraverThomas Bowles (1712-1767)
TitleA View of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea & the Rotunda in Ranelagh Gardens / Vüe de l'Hopital Royal des Invalides à Chelsea et de la Rotonde dans les Jardins de Ranelagh Auprés de Londres
Datepublished 20 August 1751
MediumColoured engraving
ProvenanceCollection of Philip Henry Kerr, 11th Marquess of Lothian (1882-1940); from whose trustees, purchased by the Ministry of Works in February 1946
Dimensionsheight: 23.50 cm, width: 39.40 cm
PublishedRobert Sayer, "The Golden Buck", Fleet Street, London, 20 August 1751
AcquisitionPurchased from the Trustees of the XI Marquis of Lothian, February 1946
LocationUK, London, Government Art Collection
GAC number0/78G
 

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Thomas Bowles

Thomas Bowles, designer and engraver, was the son a print publisher, also named Thomas Bowles (1689/90-1767). Bowles junior was born in London and trained as an engraver. He engraved botanical plates for ‘Pomona, or, The Fruit-Garden Illustrated’ (1729) and produced numerous topographical engravings. Bowles is chiefly known for his designs for 30 published views of the principal buildings in London, most of which he engraved himself. He was also a skilled scene painter. He died in December 1762 and was survived by his wife, Margaret, and his father.