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Design for an 'ornithon' or arbour for birds

RIBA16326
Wright, Thomas (1711-1786)
SOURCE: Thomas Wright. Universal architecture (London, 1755), book I, pl. D

Design for a stibadium or gazebo

RIBA16327
Wright, Thomas (1711-1786)
SOURCE: Thomas Wright. Universal architecture (London, 1755), book I, pl. F

Villa in the style of a castle

RIBA16966
Overton, Thomas Collins (b. 1734)
SOURCE: Thomas Collins Overton, Original designs of temples (London, 1766), pl. 38

The Leasowes, Halesowen, near Dudley

RIBA16983
SOURCE: Picturesque views of the principal seats of the nobility and gentry in England and Wales (London, [1786-1788]), unnumbered plate NOTES: The garden at The Leasowes was designed by the poet William Shenstone from farmland between 1743 and his death in 1763, forming a diverse landscape of wooded valleys, open grassland, lakes and streams. The garden, famous in his lifetime, represents the beginning of the picturesque English landscape movement. The owner at the time this plate was drawn had pulled down Shenstone's house in 1776 and built the house seen here. Also visible in the image is the folly the Ruined Priory and the Priory Pool.

Fonthill Abbey, Wiltshire: the convent in ruins

RIBA17645
Wyatt, James (1746-1813)
SOURCE: John Rutter. Delineations of Fonthill and its abbey (London, 1823), p. 108 NOTES: Beckford engaged Wyatt to design a pleasure house and retreat in the grounds of Fonthill Park in the form of 'a convent in ruins'. The building was rapidly completed, in timber and plaster, but soon deteriorated, only to be replanned on a much larger scale with more permanent materials.

Designs for a summer house with straw roof, an octagonal garden building, a garden building in Gothic style and a cottage in English style

RIBA18841
Grohmann, Johann Gottfried (1763-1805)
SOURCE: Johann Gottfried Grohmann. Recueil de dessins d'une execution peu dispendieuse (Venice, 1805), pl. 9
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