Humphry Repton(1752-1818), Landscape gardener
Sitter associated with 2 portraits
Forced to turn to gardening to avoid poverty, Humphry Repton became a highly successful landscape designer and writer on gardening. He admired 'Capability' Brown and combined features from Brown's landscapes with the new varied aesthetic of the picturesque to create a style that was beautiful, practical and exciting. An innovator and keen entrepreneur, Repton made watercolour illustrations with paper flaps that allowed the client to compare the views 'before' and 'after' his improvements. Presented in Repton's 'Red Books', these watercolours were a resounding commercial success among clients and a wider public.
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- Attingham Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
- Bayham Old Abbey, Tunbridge Wells
- Blaise Castle House Museum, Bristol
- Cobham Hall, Cobham, Kent
- Corsham Court, Corsham, Wiltshire
- Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, Guildford, Surrey
- Humphry Repton in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- Kenwood House, London
- Longner Hall, Uffington, Nr Shrewsbury, Shropshire
- Rode Hall, Nr Congleton, Cheshire
- Stoneleigh Abbey, Kenilworth, Warwickshire
- Sufton Court, Mordiford, Herefordshire
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