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Cinzia Maria Sicca

English 18th-century Palladian villa c. 12 km west of central London in Chiswick, in the Greater London borough of Hounslow. The villa was built in 1725–9 for Boyle family, §2, 3rd Earl of Burlington, to his own designs, in grounds laid out from 1715; the interior decoration and furnishings were largely the work of ...

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Cinzia Maria Sicca

English architect, painter, landscape gardener and designer. He was the most exuberant and innovative architect and designer active in England in the first half of the 18th century. He was trained as a painter but was not particularly successful or remarkable in this work, showing greater skill as a draughtsman. As an architect he was highly versatile, practising in both the Palladian and Gothick styles, and this versatility extended to his work as a designer, which included interior decoration, furniture and silverware, book illustration, stage sets and gardens....

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Irish mansion and gardens near Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. The house (1731–41; gutted 1962) was remodelled in the Palladian style by Richard Castle for Richard Wingfield, 1st Viscount Powerscourt (d 1751). A map (c. 1760) shows a formal garden with stepped, semicircular terraces around a circular pond; surviving plans show parterres, gateways and a circular amphitheatre. The designer may have been ...

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Carola Stuart

English house and landscape garden at Stourton, Wilts. The house was built for Henry Hoare the elder by Colen Campbell in 1721–4; its garden was laid out by Henry Hoare the younger between 1741 and 1772, assisted by Henry Flitcroft. In 1717 Henry Hoare the elder, a London banker, purchased the Stourton estate, which included a medieval deer park. He immediately had the existing house pulled down and commissioned Campbell to replace it with a Palladian villa. This was built on a plateau of chalk downland east of a deep valley containing several pools fed by the diminutive River Stour. In ...

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Margherita Azzi Visentini

Palace and estate at Stra, near Padua, overlooking the Brenta Canal, formerly owned by the noble Venetian Pisani family. Around 1718 Almorò Pisani and his brother Alvise Pisani (Doge of Venice, 1735) commissioned the Paduan Count Girolamo Frigimelica (1653–1732) to redesign their modest family residence at Stra. Work began in ...