Levens Hall, Cumbria: view of the house from the topiary garden
|Architect/Designer||Beaumont, Guillaume (fl. 1689-1712)|
|Artist/Photographer||Smith, Edwin (1912-1971)|
|Library Reference||ESP/GDN/1215 (ES2048.6)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Country houses ; Gardens ; Topiary|
NOTES: This Elizabethan house became the property of Colonel James Grahame in 1688 after his career at Court in the service of King James II. He employed a young French gardener, Guillaume Beaumont, a pupil of Le Notre at Versailles, to plan a fashionable garden in 1689-1712. The garden has survived in its original design and the topiary is some of the oldest in the world.
Please describe how you will use the image including publication or exhibition title.