Richard Boyle, Earl of Burlington

(1674-1753)

*See Chiswick Garden Links Below*


Richard Boyle, Earl of Burlington, emerged as the leader of the second triumvirate to dominate English architecture in the eighteenth century.  Walpole, in his Anecdotes of Painting, described Boyle as "the Apollo of Arts" and Kent as his "proper priest."  He was a close friend of Alexander Pope, whose "Epistle to Burlington" acknowledges his great taste in both architecture and landscape design.

The Neo-Palladian School dominated by Boyle was guided by three masters:

Chiswich House, London (1725): Bi-lateral Symmetry with a Vengeance!


Chiswick Gardens

The landscaping around Chiswick House stands in stark contrast to the severe neoclassicism of the home's architecture.  A cascade, several temple follies, and a Palladian bridge mark Chiswick's grounds as transitional landscape designs heavily influenced by Alexander Pope, whom Burlington consulted for guidance.

The Avenue:


The Cascade & Rustic Bridge

 


Ornamental Column


Doric Arch


Modern Formal Garden and Pavilion


Modern Formal Garden

     

   


Ionic Temple

 


Ionic Temple and Obelisk

   


Ionic Temple (rear)


Palladian Bridge

       


Rustic Bridge

 


Serpentine

   


Sphinxes

 


Garden Statues