As the self-styled successor to Capability Brown (whose landscapes he was sometimes called upon to update), Humphry Repton
dominated his profession in Georgian England and was the designer du jour for the landed aristocracy as well as country squires and some newly successful professionals at the turn of the century.
Erbyn 1803, a wedi priodi dynes gyfoethog, mae Price yn adeiladu Plas Cadnant ger Porthaethwy a'r tebygrwydd yw ei fod wedi defnyddio syniadau ac arddull Humphry Repton
wrth gynllunio'r gerddi.
Together, Pope's precept of 'genius of the place' and Walpole's 'spirit of the landscape,' led directly to the later Picturesque theories of William Gilpin (1724-1804), Uvedale Price (1747-1829), Richard Payne Knight (1751-1824) and Humphry Repton
The book is rounded off with an 'Afterword' on Humphry Repton
A carpenter working for Humphry Repton
in Northamptonshire in the 1800s thought that it was rare to find one skilled worker in forty up to the job.
This no doubt reflects the strongly literary character of the Picturesque movement itself (the landscape gardener Humphry Repton
obligingly wrote an essay, replete with Picturesque theory, about every major commission that he undertook), but it is unfortunate that one or two of the contributors should have chosen to veil their thoughts in a style so opaque as sometimes to be barely comprehensible.
The lodge is situated on the edge of the historic Stoneleigh Abbey Park, which was designed by Humphry Repton
around the Grade I listed abbey buildings which have evolved over 600 years.
Items brought in to be valued include a ceremonial wooden spoon presented to the student who got the worst exam results in the history of Cambridge University, one of the last flasks of naval rum to be produced, and a book of designs by famous landscape gardener Humphry Repton
A rare Georgian bee-house, designed perhaps by John Nash or Humphry Repton
, supplied the sweetener.
For what was Humphry Repton
famous in the 18th century?
Once private parkland for the Galton family, the landscape was designed by Humphry Repton
Answering to the wishes of Lord Anglesey, the new gardener will need to keep up the exceptional standards first set by Humphry Repton
, the leading landscape designer of the 18th century who drew up the garden's plans.