Lord Burlington's great wealth and aesthetic interest, specifically in the works of Andrea Palladio resulted in a series of building projects.
Both, Burlington House in Piccadilly (now home to the Royal Academy of Arts) and Chiswick House are the result.
Chiswick House, is based directly on La Rotonda, (Villa Capra), Vicenza.
It's central raised wall and octagonal dome and general arrangements are designed to suit the English climate. Unlike Burlington House with it's flat imposing facade, Chiswick is designed for a parkland setting i.e. to be seen in the round.
Chiswick House, London
21" x 21" x 12 "