St. James's Park, London: Plan
- Pen and black and brown ink, watercolor on moderately thick, smooth, cream vellum
- Sheet: 19 1/2 x 27 1/16 inches (49.5 x 68.7 cm)
Inscribed in pen and gray ink, lower right: "Piccadilly"; in pen and gray ink, lower right: "Part of The Green Park"; in pen and gray ink, center: "St James"; in pen and gray ink, center left (uppercase): "The Horse Guards"; in pen and gray ink, lower center: "A Plan | with the Alterations | Proposed | for St James Park"
Signed in pen and gray ink, lower center: "L.B."
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- architectural subject | landscape architecture | parks (recreation areas) | plans (drawings)
- Associated Places:
- London | St. James's Park
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Lancelot ('Capability') Brown, 1716–1783, British, St. James's Park, London: Plan, 1770
Serving as George III’s landscape gardener in 1764, Lancelot “Capability” Brown proposed for St. James’s Park a curving lake with an island at its center. The design, shown here in plan, would replace the formal gardens and canal with a “naturalized” landscape. Although never executed, Brown’s design is echoed in John Nash’s alterations of 1828, still extant today. n Madeleine Helmer, 2014
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