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Lancelot Brown

(1716—1783) landscape gardener and architect


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(1716–83),

landscape architect, known as ‘Capability’ Brown because he was reputed to tell patrons that their estates had ‘great capabilities’. His creations include the lake at Blenheim and the park at Chatsworth. He was a key figure in the development of the picturesque and his landscapes were deliberately fashioned to evoke the landscapes of Claude.


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