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Repton, Humphry, 1752-1818

Vinters in Kent, a seat of James Whatman Esqr., 1797.
Alternate Title(s):
Red Book for Vinters in Kent, a seat of James Whatman Esqr.
Physical Description:
1 v. ([20] leaves) : ill. ; 22 x 30 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Related Content:
View the catalog record for Repton's trade card. http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/9416791
Archives & Manuscripts
James Whatman (1741-1798) of Maidstone, Kent, purchased the 84-acre estate of Vinters in 1783, and after extensive improvements to the house and park, moved there in 1787. Like his father, James Whatman the elder (1702-1759), Whatman was one of the most important paper makers in Britain. Their primary paper operations were located at Turkey Mill, on the River Len, just south of the Vinters estate. The Whatman paper business was very sucessful thanks to the high quality of its paper production and innovations such as wove paper (introduced in 1757) and "antiquarian" paper (in 1773), all of which made Whatman papers highly desired by printers and by artists, in Britain and on the continent.
Subject Terms:
Repton, Humphry, 1752-1818. | Whatman, James, 1741-1798. | Vinters (Maidstone, Kent) | Country homes -- England. | Landscape gardening -- England. | Landscape architecture -- England. | Landscapes in art. | Gardens in art. | Maidstone (England)
Red books. | Watercolors -- British -- 18th century. | Trade cards -- England. | Engravings -- England -- 1797. | Overlays.
Medland, Thomas, active 18th century-19th century, engraver.