View of trees and fields in the grounds of Langley Park, Beckenham, London, prior to proposed alterations: perspective with overlaid paper flap in place showing cattle and sheep in the foreground

RIBApix ref no RIBA35571
Architect/DesignerRepton, Humphry (1752-1818)
Artist/PhotographerRepton, Humphry (1752-1818)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1790
Image Date1790
Library ReferenceSKB246/1 p. 21 flap closed only
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This sketch is one of a number from 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.

Subject tags

Gardens, country houses