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Joan of Arc, over the Chimney.
The Representation of the Holy Lamb.
A Drefling-Room. Green Damask, trimmed with Gold, with the fol lowing Paintings.
A Picture over the Chimney, by Rembrant,
Two Saints, St. Laurence, and St. Stephen, one over each Door.
On one side, Orodes ordering melted Gold to be poured into the Mouth of Crassus.
Ont' ! other, two Pieces of Ruins and a Landscape, with Dancing Satyrs, by Paul Brill.
The Rape of Helen, by Thelus.
The Return of Chryseis to her Father, both by Prie maticcio.
A Bed-Chamber. Green Damask Bed, Hangings and Chairs trimmed with Gold.
PAINTING S. 1. An Original Portrait of Oliver Cromwell. 2: A Silenus. 3. A Portrait of Colonel Stanyan.
A Portrait of Rubens's Wife, over one Door, by
THE STATE APARTMENTS
J. The State Gallery Is 70 Feet 9 Inches, by 25 Feet long, and 22
Feet high; With two Marble Chimney-Pieces of Sienna, &c. The Cieling finely ornamented with Paintings and Gilding, by Sclater. Two fine large Marble Tables, with two large Pier-Glasses. - The Walls are adorned with curious Pieces of Tapestry, viz.
1. The Triumph of Diana.
Two Chimnies, the upper Parts of which are adorned with Gilding and Carving.
1. Representing Mercury condueting Tragic and Comic Poetry to the Hill of Parnaffus.
2. A Goddefs conducting Learning to Truth.
II. The State Dreling-Room
Inches high ; Hung with Blue Damask, and Chairs and Window Curtains of the same. The. Doors and Ceiling are inely ornamented with Carving and Gilding F 5
The Paintings are, A fine Portrait of the late Lord Cobham, by Sir Godfrey Kneller.
Four Conversation Pieces, by Francisco Cippo.
Venus binding the Eyes of a Cupid, and the Graces offering Tribute.
III. The State Bed-Chamber
18 Feet 8 Inches high. The Bed and Ceiling by Signior Borra ; and Pillars of the Corinthian Order: The whole finely carved and gilt.
A Madona from the School of Rubens.
A Picture over the Chimney. A very Curious Chimney-Piece of White Marble, designed by Signor Borra. 1. Two Marble Tables. Two fine large Pier Glasses.
IV. The State Closet, Hung with Crimson Damask.-In it a Picture of the King of Denmark, by Angelica; facing which is a Portrait of La Belle Terroniere, Mistrels to Francis the first, by Leonardo da Vinci.
The Chinese Closet, Wainscoted with Japan and other Ornaments, Presents from the late Prince and Princess of Wales.-The Fur. niture white Satin.
a A Grand Stair-Cafe,
The Ceiling represents the rising Sun. Phoebus in his Car.
The Length of the Line through the House 450 Feet: the Offices 450 Feet: the whole Extent is
THE G AR D E N S.
. A straight Gravel Road, of two Miles in length, leads from Buckingham to a large Corinthian Arch, 60 Feet high, and 60 Feet wide, decorated on each Side with a large Column, from whence appears the Garden-Front of his Lordship’s House, standing on the Summit of a Hill, and encompassed by the Garden and Park. From this Arch, you defcend to the Garden Entrance; but the Road to the House leads through the Arch, in which are Dwelling Rooms for the Keeper, and is beautifully diversified with Hill
, Valley, Lawn, River, and a perpetual Change of Scene arising from the numerous Buildings intermixed with Wood.
At the South Entrance of the Gardens are two Pa. vilions supported by Doric Pillars. Here you have a View of the House, and of the two Rivers on the. Right-band meeting in one Stream, which run into a kind of Bay.
Turning to the Left Hand you descend to Artificial Ruins of a Temple of two River-Gods, covered with Evergreens, and adorned with the Statues.of Fauns, Satyrs, and River-Gods, a beautiful Cascade of three Sheets of Water falls from a River above into a Lake of ten Acres.
The Shepherd's Cove, designed by Kent, is feated in a rising Wood, on the Banks of the Lake; on the Walls of which is engraved the following Monumentai Inscription :
To the Memory
Who came into England, 'q
But to gain an honeft livelihood,
Is ere tis DIV
So and retir
Regardless of the Praise of his Friends,
But most sensible of their Love.
Tho' he liv'd amongst the Great,
He was no Bigot,
.' And if to follow Nature
.!.. Be Philosophy,
i A faithful Friend,
. In his old Age he retir'd
Where he finished his earthly Race,
For he to whom it is inscrib'd
Nuno amet qui nondum amavit ;
Quique amavit, nunc amet.