Lord Southampton's Lodge, at Highgate, Middlesex.
Engraving. 170 x 270mm (6¾ x 10½") large margins.
The seat of the Hon. Colonel Charles Fitzroy (1737-97), 1st Baron Southampton. The estate, also known as Fitzroy Farm and Fitzroy Lodge, is rumoured to have been landscaped by Capability Brown as a ferme ornée. The Morning Chronicle of 21st September 1781 stated: 'The lands about the farm lie with the most waving surfaces, and in the prettiest shapes imaginable: they are laid out by Brown, who has also built the little lodge which adds much to the decoration of the scene'.
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