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Humphrey Repton's Red Book for Brighton

The landscape designer Humphry Repton produced his so-called ‘Red Books’ for potential clients. These used flaps to show the changes that Repton proposed to their estates. On seeing the Red Book for Brighton George exclaimed ‘not a tittle shall be altered’, but his indebtedness meant the plans were not realised. The Brighton Red Book was later printed for sale with George’s permission and both the original and printed copy are displayed here. This opening shows Repton’s vision for the west front of the pavilion.

Presented by the artist in 1806