'Sunderidge', Bromley from Humphry Repton's Red Book

Humphry Repton1793

Garden Museum

Garden Museum
London, United Kingdom

Humphry Repton (1752-1818) set out to be the leading landscape gardener of his time and famously created Red Books for his clients. Repton’s Red Books were a unique marketing tool. Compiled after he had visited a client, walking their grounds and discussing the landscape’s potential, the books are filled with watercolours showing ‘before’ and ‘after’ scenes. Lifting a paper flap, or reveal, shows a view transformed. Repton described his Red Books as a ‘means of making my ideas equally visible, or intelligible to others’. This drawing shows the approach carriageway to 'Sunderidge' [Sundridge Park'], Bromley, London and is from the Red Book he created for the estate.


  • Title: 'Sunderidge', Bromley from Humphry Repton's Red Book
  • Creator: Humphry Repton
  • Date Created: 1793
  • Location: Bromley, London, England
  • Location Created: Sundridge Park, Bromley, London, England

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