Buckland and Palladio: A Legacy of Design

2024 Exhibition

When William Buckland designed the Hammond-Harwood House in 1774, he was inspired by the neoclassical designs of 16th century Italian architect Andrea Palladio. The Hammond-Harwood House celebrates its 250th anniversary with an exhibition of early documents, paintings, and artifacts that provide context for Matthias Hammond’s house in Annapolis’ Golden Age. In 1774, 250 years ago, William Buckland designed the beautiful Hammond-Harwood House. He based his design on a print in a 16th century book by Italian architect Andrea Palladio, adapting the plan for a villa in Venice to the American colonies. His beautiful creation has endured over the years – a legacy laid in bricks.

This special exhibition gathers important original documents including Buckland’s indenture papers and a drawing by Thomas Jefferson.


Exhibition lenders and sponsors:

Stiles T. Colwill
Gunston Hall, Board of Regents
Hammond-Harwood House Board of Trustees
Paul and Karen Koch
Maryland State Archives
Massachusetts Historical Society
Richard and Beverly Tilghman
United States Naval Academy Museum

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