Rosemary Hill: Capability Brown
5 January 2012
Show More The Omnipotent Magician: Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown 1716-83 by Jane Brown.
Chatto, 384 pp., £20, March 2011, 978 0 7011 8212 0Show More
“... puns are sadly lost, along with so much else, but the trajectory of Brown’s career after Kirkharle is eloquent. It took him, within a couple of years, to the heart of the landscape garden movement. Stowe, in Buckinghamshire, the home of Lord Cobham, was the centre of Whig opposition to Walpole’s regime. It was also the place where moral allegory and political manifesto were being most powerfully ...”