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The Yorkshire Red Books of Humphry Repton

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As part of our 250th Anniversary programme of events in homage to Joseph Priestley one of our founder members, we are curating a Festival of the Mind running over the last two weeks in November. As part of this programme and 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.

In association with the Leeds Arts Fund as part of our 250th anniversary celebrations.

Tickets £5, includes a complementary drink

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