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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Lancelot ('Capability') Brown (1716-1783), Landscape gardener

Landscape gardener and architect; master gardener at Hampton Court 1764; d. Fenstanton, Hunts.

‘His truth, his integrity, and his good humour, were very effectual, and will hold a place in the memory of his friends’ (Horace Walpole, 1783).

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, 2004, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.