The Repton Gazette and Brown Advisor

300 Frequently Asked Questions about Capability Brown, and a further 200 about Humphry Repton

Tag: Garrick’s Villa

292: Who’s in the picture?


Who is the standing man in the brown top coat?

A row hangs over us and it has to do with Zoffany’s portrait of David Garrick, to which note 282 of the Brown Advisor refers.

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280: What news of the Norfolk school?

Before recommending to our public Tom Williamson and David Brown’s Lancelot Brown and the Capability Men (London: Reacktion Books, 2016), the new basket of bouquets to that ‘Tractor of True Taste, Capability Brown, my friends and I decided we would each select some bonbon from the book that would justify such a purchase.

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42: Did Brown have friends?

Mr C from Corbridge writes inquiring whether he can include the personable gardener, Capability Brown, in his domestic comedy of life in 18th century London.

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28: Was Brown jumped-up?

A wave of correspondence has broken across the desk of the Brown Advisor on the related subjects of Brown’s social position, flies, tea and cake.

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By John Phibbs