2016 marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, a designer who changed the national landscape and created a style which has shaped our view of the classic English countryside and which includes the grounds of Compton Verney.
Compton Verney sits in 120 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown-designed Grade II* listed parkland and has received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to preserve, restore and celebrate the park as part of the tercentenary celebrations for his birth. Dr Steven Parissien, Director of Compton Verney, will talk about the man, the landscape and the history of the house and its gardens.
Dr Steven Parissien is, in addition to being the Director of Compton Verney, an author on architectural and cultural history. His recent projects include exhibitions on Canaletto in Britain and on Britain in the 1950s, and books on Oxford architecture and English railway stations.