Artist's description:

William Chamber's lovely pagoda was built at Kew Gardens in the eighteenth century. It has had a chequered history. Originally golden dragons hung from each gable but these had to be sold to pay off the Prince Regent's gambling debts. During the second world war holes were cut in the middle of each floor to create a way of testing how the tail fins of bombs might work.

However I knew none of this when I fell in love with this gorgeous building when I must have been about three years old. Living in Fulham it was a short step to Kew - a step sometimes taken on the District Line and sometimes by Green Line bus. (Hence the choice of green and yellow in the print).

Materials used:

acrylic ink

Featured by our Editors:

  HIVE 2015

The Pagoda, Kew Gardens


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This artwork is sold by Ian Scott Massie from United Kingdom

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