Notebook by William Gilpin of Mr Hamilton's garden at Painshill near Cobham. There are brief notes on pages 1-4 describing the gardens and the architectural features they contain. There follow pencil and wash sketches by Gilpin of the abbey and hermitage, the view from the Gothic temple, the grotto from the south, the grotto from the north, the Roman arch, the approach to the tower, the hermitage, the Temple of Bacchus and the entrance to the house. There are 18 blank pages and then, at the end of the notebook, a detailed sketch plan of the garden showing the main features and two pencil sketches of an unidentified classical temple and, possibly, the Temple of Bacchus. The notebook is bound in a marbled card cover. Size: 110 x 175 mm


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