Description: Looking west across the lawn, before the terrace of Marlborough Buildings was built at the far end. The Royal Crescent was built by John Wood Jr 1767-1774, so would have been newly completed when this image was painted. Number 1, on the right is now a museum.
Painted by Thomas Malton the younger (1748-1804), watercolour. Famous for his architectural landscapes in London, Bath and Cambridge, he made good use of the new technology of aquatinting to widely distribute his works. This makes his images some of the most recognisable images of Georgian Bath even though he only visited once, in 1780.