Will.m Shenston Esq.rFrom an Original Picture in the possession of W.G. Waldron.
Stipple, laid on album sheet. 177 x 128mm (7 x 5"). Cut, some slight spotting.
William Shenstone (1714-1763), a seldom read poet from the Midlands. His first poems were published whilst he studied at Oxford, although he left without completing his degree. He retired at the farming estate of Leasowes and continued to write poetry in a pastoral vein. Shenstone coined the term 'landscape gardener', and created one of the earliest and most influential landscape gardens, his ferme ormee. He diverted streams to create waterfalls, and stage-managed the landscape to create views that unfolded from carefully chosen vantage points.
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