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Humphry Repton (21 April 1752 – 24 March 1818)

 "The last great English landscape designer of the eighteenth century.” (Wikipedia)

From our stacks: Frontispiece “View from Repton’s Cottage in Essex” (before and after) and title page from The Art of Landscape Gardening By Humphry Repton Esq. Including his sketches and hints on landscape gardening and theory and practice of landscape gardening. Edited by John Nolen, A.M. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company. The Riverside Press, Cambridge. 1907.  

I love how in the ‘before’ picture there is a one eyed, one armed, one legged man, in the ‘after’ picture, he’s not there! . Voila! Landscape improved!