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Reading Capability Brown's Account Book at RHS Lindley Library

‘Upwards of 884 distinct Characters' - C18th Handwriting

07.10.2016 | category: General

Today we select from a wide range of computer typefaces, but professional scribes in the eighteenth century could turn their hands to archaic, exotic, or specialist styles of letterforms to suit the type of document they were writing. Peter Foden, Archivist & Palaeographer, shares some thoughts on Brown's handwriting.

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©Chatsworth

Site of the Week: Chatsworth

30.09.2016 | category: General

Chatsworth is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. Chatsworth is renowned for the quality of its art, landscape and hospitality, and it has evolved through the centuries to reflect the tastes, passions and interests of succeeding generations.

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Kamil Mahmood

Kamil Mahmood: At What Cost?

30.09.2016 | category: General

Kamil, one of the ‘At What Cost’ commissioned visual artists from Beatfreeks, explores the history behind Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown and takes on the secrets of empire, of 'civilisation', and Britishness.

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©Dr Katy Layton-Jones

Lancelot Brown in line and ink

30.09.2016 | category: General

Lancelot Brown’s influence on English landscape design throughout the eighteenth century is today widely acknowledged and understood. However, the impact of his schemes upon tourism, notions of Englishness, and popular consumption remains underappreciated. 

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JMW Turner, Petworth, Sussex, the Seat of the Earl of Egremont: Dewy Morning, 1810 ©Tate 2016

Site of the Week: Petworth Park

21.09.2016 | category: General

Walking through Petworth Park, which is open to visitors every day, the landscape gives every impression of being totally natural. In reality, it could not be more unnatural...

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Upcoming Events

21.09.2016 | category: General

The Capability Brown celebrations have not come to an end, with many more exciting events coming up! Take a look at some of the highlights and plan your next outing…

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