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A Brush with Brown: The Landscapes of Capability Brown

By Tim Scott Bolton



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Author Tim Scott Bolton
Binding Hardback
Date published April 2016
Number of pages 136
Publisher The Dovecote Press
ISBN / Item No. 9780992915131


Artist Tim Scott Bolton has illustrated and written his first book to celebrate the tercentenary year of the great 18th century landscape gardener Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown’s birth.

Illustrated with 90 or so paintings, which include both oils and watercolours, range widely across the seasons, beautifully capturing the essential character of Brown’s legacy in the full glory of its late maturity.

Each section of the book deals with a particular Brown garden and gives a brief history of the estate. This book is enriched with Bolton’s thoughts and interpretations behind his paintings. An absolutely stunning book for anyone who appreciates fine art and landscape design history.

© The Royal Horticultural Society 2017