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Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire: the Rocco style trelliswork pergola with an eighteenth century sculpture ascribed to Giovanni Baratta in the background

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Baratta, Giovanni (1670-1747)
NOTES: This manor was built in French-Renaissance style by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in 1874-1880 to display his collection of art treasures and as a place to entertain his fashionable and influential friends. Designed by Gabriel Hippolyte Destailleur, it is the last complete example of 'le style Rothschild' outside Frankfurt.

Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Lazio

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Vignola, Giacomo Barozzi da (1507-1573)

Schloss Sanssouci, Potsdam: a trellised gazebo in the ornamental garden

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Knobelsdorff, Georg Wenzeslaus von (1699-1753)
NOTES: Sanssouci was the summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, built in 1745-1747 to designs by the Prussian aristocrat and architect, Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdoff. The creation of the Park, organised around several buildings, began soon after the completion of the palace.

A Polish hut

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Papworth, John Buonarotti (1775-1847)
SOURCE: John Buonarotti Papworth. Hints on ornamental gardening (London, 1823), pl. 12

Large garden building or summer house in a Chinese style

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Landi, Gaetano
SOURCE: Gaetano Landi. Architectural decorations (London, 1810), unnumbered plate [10th after pl. 18]

Designs for garden furniture and bridges

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SOURCE: Gijsbert van Laar. Magazijn van tuin-sieraaden (Amsterdam [1819?]), pl. X

Forcing garden in winter

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SOURCE: Humphry Repton. Fragments on the theory and practice of landscape gardening (London, 1816), before p. 169 NOTES: The aquatint plates in the book are almost certainly all engraved from drawings made by Humphry Repton or his son, John Adey Repton.

Stourhead, Wiltshire: view of the Pantheon across the lake with the turf bridge

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Flitcroft, Henry (1697-1769)
NOTES: Henry Hoare II, a banker who had been on the Grand Tour, inherited Stourhead in 1741and was largely responsible for the design of the gardens. He employed Henry Flitcroft to design many of the garden buildings in the 1740s. The River Stour was dammed to form the great lake and was completed in 1757. The Pantheon, also designed by Henry Flitcroft, was built in 1756.

Pantheon, Stourhead, Wiltshire

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Flitcroft, Henry (1697-1769)
NOTES: Henry Hoare II, a banker who had been on the Grand Tour, inherited Stourhead in 1741and was largely responsible for the design of the gardens. He employed Henry Flitcroft to design many of the garden buildings in the 1740s. The River Stour was dammed to form the great lake and was completed in 1757. The Pantheon, also designed by Henry Flitcroft, was built in 1756.

Design for a garden building with a conservatory in the centre

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Papworth, John Buonarotti (1775-1847)
SOURCE: John Buonarotti Papworth. Hints on ornamental gardening (London, 1823), pl. 17

A Venetian tent

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Papworth, John Buonarotti (1775-1847)
SOURCE: John Buonarotti Papworth. Hints on ornamental gardening (London, 1823), facing p. 94
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