View of trees and fields in the grounds of Langley Park, Beckenham, London, following proposed alterations: perspective with overlaid paper flap in place showing cattle and sheep in the foreground and a lake and garden temple in the background

RIBApix ref no RIBA12286
Architect/DesignerRepton, Humphry (1752-1818)
Artist/PhotographerRepton, Humphry (1752-1818)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1790
Image Date1790
ViewExterior
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceSKB246/1 f21 flap open
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This sketch is one of a number from Humphrey 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, garden buildings, Landscape, country houses, lakes, parks