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Literary Event, Wed 21 Nov 2018

The Yorkshire Red Books of Humphry Repton

The Yorkshire Red Books of Humphry Repton


To mark the bicentenary of the death of Humphry Repton (1752-1818), this lecture by Dr Patrick Eyres will discuss his innovative role as professional landscape gardener and successor to 'Capability' Brown. In particular it will explore the idea of the Red Book, which he devised to present hand-written, illustrated design proposals in the form of unique artwork.

Of the nine Yorkshire Red Books, four were for aristocratic estates (including Wentworth Woodhouse and Harewood), another three for gentry patrons and the largest were for self-styled 'gentlemen merchants' of Leeds at Oulton Hall and Armley House.

Tickets £5, includes a complementary drink

This event forms part of our Festival of the Mind season in homage to Joseph Priestley one of our founder members which is running from Tuesday 20th November to Saturday 1st December. This lecture is in association with the Leeds Arts Fund and part of our 250th anniversary celebrations. It is supported by Arts@Leeds and Leeds City Council.

Portrait of Humphry Repton [] courtesy of Wikipedia.

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Wed 21 Nov 2018 19:30 to 21:00


Tickets: £5


The Leeds Library,
18 Commercial Street,



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