Lancelot Brown Esqr.His Epitaph by the Revd W Mason AM: Ye Sons of Elegance, who truly taste / The simple charms which genuine Art supplies...
[British, n.d., c.1790.]
Engraving. Plate: 265 x 350mm, (10½ x 13¾"). Margins around platemark very slightly cracked. Marks in title area. Cut to platemark.
Portrait of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown (1716-1783), landscape gardener; looking at viewer; his right arm resting behind the back of the chair, wearing short wig. Capability Brown was the most successful eighteenth-century landscape designer. He began working as a gardener in his native Northumberland and became William Kent's assistant at Stowe before striking out on his own. From 1749 he worked independently, mainly as a landscape gardener. He worked for an impressive range of clients and told them that their estates had great 'capabilities'. Brown's open, naturalistic landscapes, populated by grazing herds and punctuated by eye-catching buildings, were much admired. After Nathaniel Dance (1735-1811).
[Ref: 39902] £280.00