Kew Gardens - Ruined Arch

Watercolour of Kew Garden's ruined archway. Trees and shrubs surround the abandoned archway and its forgotten path. Signed and dated W.E.Penn 1897. Ruined Arch Kew in pencil.

Designed as a mock Roman ruin by Sir William Chambers and built in 1759-60. As well as being a 'folly' the arch did have a practical purpose in carrying a carriage-way across what is now Kew Road.

Presented in a period ebonised frame, ready to hang.

Approx. Dimensions: L:32.5 x D:1 x H:25cm

Circa: 19th Century 

Collection by Appointment: Farnham, Surrey | UK P&P: £10.00