'Red Book' for Lathom House by Humphry Repton

Lathom House was built for Sir Thomas Bootle around 1740 and its surrounding landscape garden with deer park was designed by Repton in 1792.


Details

Medium:
Paper
Dimensions:
21.6 x 28.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£8,242 ( Total: £53,571)
Acquired in:
2004
Vendor:
Sotheby's

Red Books were used by Repton essentially as marketing tools containing plans and possible improvements to an estate. The Lathom House book includes 2 partially handcoloured plans and 4 watercolours. 3 of the watercolours have the characteristic overlays by Repton.

Provenance

Prepared for Richard Wilbraham Bootle of Rode Cheshire and Lathom, Lancashire; by descent to Bootle-Wilbraham family; Sotheby's, New York.

Venue details

Lancashire Archives Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, PRESTON Lancashire PR1 2RE 01772 533039 www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries-and-archives

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