Category Archives: Brown: The knowledge

Posts containing information about the man himself, his family and life.

‘Capability’ Brown – Start Your Voyage of Discovery!

A steady trickle of media articles concerning Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown is building to quite a flow at the moment as the 2016 Festival Year picks up pace. For many people it will be enough to read an article or two, and in … Continue reading

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Need to know more about Capability Brown?

A short post this may be, but possibly one of the more useful ones to pop out of this venture for a while. Amongst the many publications and websites that are increasingly referring to Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, I bring news of … Continue reading

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Capability Brown Has Arrived!

On this day in history, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown (1716 – 1783) was baptised in St Wilfred’s Church, Kirkharle. Set in the rugged Northumbrian landscape, this charming church would be the place of Worship for the Brown family for many years to come.

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Shakespeare and ‘Capability’ Brown?

It’s William Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday celebration, and therefore another golden opportunity to talk about Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. But what is the connection you may ask? Brown was born a clear century after Shakespeare passed away!

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Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown – to the point…

1716 Baptised at St. Wilfred’s Church, Kirkharle, Northumberland. 1732 leaves school to work as an apprentice gardener for Sir William Loraine at nearby Kirkharle Hall. 1740 after moving south, Brown gains employment for Lord Cobham at Stowe, where he was to … Continue reading

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Lancelot Brown – In The Frame

Image Information The face of our star of the 18th century English landscape movement, our good old Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, would I’d have thought been painted, sketched, imprinted and etched on all manner of objects – silverware, book papers, and of course canvas; but I … Continue reading

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In Remembrance of Capability Brown – February 1783

In Remembrance of Capability Brown – February 1783.

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