View of the Queen's Theatre from the Rotunda at Stowe, Buckinghamshire./Veüe du théâtre de la reine prise à côté de la rotonde. Artist: Jacques Rigaud (French, Marseilles 1681–1754 Paris). Date: ca. 1739. The Rotunda was designed by Vanbrugh as a temple of Venus and housed a statue of the goddess. The Queen's Theatre was a series of graded terraces in which was set the Queen's Pillar (moved in the 1760s). Colouring is as per vue d'optique.
Older frame early (ish) colour no major defects the 'blobs' are due to idiot photographer wearing a spotty t shirt!