Beaudesert, Staffordshire, Marquis of Anglesea
London: Published by J. Taylor, Feb. 1 1816
Aquatint with hand-colouring, sheet 195 x 255mm (7¾ x 10"). Lacking overlay. Small tears; laid on conservation tissue.
Beaudesert, on the southern edge of Cannock Chase in Staffordshire, one of the family seats of the Paget family. The estate was broken up in the early 20th century, and demolition of the house began in 1935, but was never completed and some ruins still remain. Plate from Humphry Repton's 'Fragments on the theory and practice of Landscape Gardening', whose plates were engraved from drawings by the great landscape gardener. Repton's last treatise, 'Fragments' charts the break-up of landscape gardening and the society which sustained it, focusing on small flower gardens and ornate gothic buildings rather than the landscape at large. Repton died two years later, in 1818.
Abbey 391.14. See 34183 for image with overlay.
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