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Lancelot Capability Brown

‘Capability Brown: Landscapes in Line and Ink’ An online exhibition with Cambridge University Library, curated by Katy Layton-Jones Born to a yeoman farmer and estate steward in a small village in Northumberland, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown (1716–1783) remains one of the most influential figures in British garden history. Brown’s vision was to have a dramatic effect, not only on the particular estates he shaped, but upon the perception and reception of British topography in general. His work can be seen in some of the finest country estates and his principles of comfort and elegance were to influence landscapes as diverse as
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