Noble Prospects: Capability Brown and the Yorkshire Landscape

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Noble Prospects: Capability Brown and the Yorkshire Landscape

£5.00

Book, 72 pp., 38 illustrations. The text by Karen Lynch is a site-by-site summary of the range of landscape design by the innovative ‘place-maker’, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, for Yorkshire country estates, 1758-1783. The colour illustrations reproduce numerous Georgian artworks as well as photographs by Simon Warner.

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~ Book, 72 pp., 38 illustrations

~ Noble Prospects accompanied the summer 2016 exhibition of the same title at the Mercer Gallery, Harrogate. The exhibition was curated by Karen Lynch on behalf of the Yorkshire Gardens Trust as part of the national Capability Brown 2016 Festival, which celebrated the tercentenary of his birth (1716-2016).

~ Text: Karen Lynch. A site-by-site summary of the range of landscape design by the innovative ‘place-maker’, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, for Yorkshire country estates, 1758-1783. This is an abridged version, without references, of her research paper in Yorkshire Capabilities: NAJ 75/76

~ Historical illustrations: 24 colour reproductions of Georgian artworks – including plans for Temple Newsam and Burton Constable by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown and paintings of Harewood by J.M.W. Turner, Roche Abbey by Paul Sandby, Scampston by Francis Nicholson, Temple Newsam by Michael Angelo Rooker, Burton Constable by George Barrett, Aske Hall by George Cuit and Wentworth Castle by Thomas Bardwell, as well as the Pastoral Landscape by Claude Lorrain that formerly hung in the Long Gallery at Temple Newsam.

~ Contemporary illustrations: 14 colour reproductions of photographs by Simon Warner