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Humphry Repton's tradecard: perspective view showing Repton and his assistant surveying a rural site for development with labourers shown moving earth from an area beside a lake

RIBA Ref No RIBA35563
Architect/DesignerRepton, Humphry (1752-1818)
Artist/PhotographerRepton, Humphry (1752-1818)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1783
Image Date1783
Library ReferenceSKB246/1 p. 1
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditRIBA Collections
SubjectConstruction sites ; Gardens ; Surveying ; Workers ; Lakes
NOTES: The card has been pasted on the front endpaper of Humphry Repton's 'Red Book' for Langley Park, Beckenham, London, one of the seats of Sir Peter Burrell, 1790. Repton would produce a Red Book for each of his proposed landscape schemes. These bound volumes of essays and watercolours served as persuasive marketing tools for his work and included both 'before' and 'after' views of the development sites utilising overlaid paper flaps to indicate Repton's suggested improvements.

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