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Design for a parterre at Sayes Court, Deptford, London, and drawn for the projected 'Elysium Britannicum'

RIBApix ref no RIBA20313
Architect/DesignerEvelyn, John (1620-1706)
Artist/PhotographerEvelyn, John (1620-1706)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1660
Image Date1660
ViewPlan
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceSE7/13(3)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This parterre was probably designed after 1660 and was formerly believed to have been intended for Evelyn's unpublished 'Elysium Britannicum', an encyclopedic work on gardening. The drawing (which may not be in Evelyn's own hand) also relates to his manuscript 'Knots, Parterres, Compartiments, Bordures, and Embossments' (Evelyn Collection, Christ Church, Oxford).

Subject tags

Gardens