Sir Uvedale Price

(1747—1829) writer and rural improver

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Author of Essay on the Picturesque (1794) and important influence on the cult of the Picturesque (which he defined as a separate aesthetic category, identifiable as distinct as Burke's categories of the Beautiful and the Sublime). He, more than anybody, encouraged landscape-gardeners to study the works of celebrated landscape-painters for precedents. He, as well as R. Payne Knight, Nash, and Repton, also influenced the development of ‘natural’ English landscape-design.

Architectural Review, xcv/566 (Feb. 1944), 47–50;Ballantyne (1997);Hussey (1967, 1967a);Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004);Pevsner (1968, 1974);Price (1810);Summerson (ed.) (1993);Watkin (1982a)

Subjects: Arts and Humanities.

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