Kew Palace

H. W. Brewer, artist

R. A. Bateman, engraver

c. 1880

Signed lower right and left

Source: Stevenson’s House Architecture, I, 333

“Kew Palace is a more elaborate and archi- tectural example of the Queen Anne style. It is probably not the work of an architect, else it would have been more correct, but one of those productions of a builder which were denounced by persons of taste and knowledge as aberrations from the standard of Classic purity. The orders are incorrect, and even clumsy. There is no Classic precedent for the curved gables of the roof; but it is a charming house, homely and yet dignified, built to live in, but yet pleasant to look on” (I, 332).

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