John Adey Repton in Utrecht?

Humphry Repton’s son John Adey Repton is said to have worked in Utrecht in 1822. Do we know what he did there? Here’s some context for the continental trip during which he is supposed to have done that.

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Humphry Repton’s son John Adey Repton is said to have worked in Utrecht in 1822. Do we know what he did there? Here’s some context for the continental trip during which he is supposed to have done that.

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Een blik op Tuinenga’s kwekerij bij Dokkum

A recently restored painting of almost 2.5 meters long caught my eye the other day. Diving into the history of the portrayed area and identifying the owners of the nursery, I also spotted a garden owner who is well known in Dutch garden history. For now, there is little more than a tentatively interesting but frustratingly small connection between the two.

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Summary

A recently restored painting of almost 2.5 meters long caught my eye the other day. Diving into the history of the portrayed area and identifying the owners of the nursery, I also spotted a garden owner who is well known in Dutch garden history. For now, there is little more than a tentatively interesting but frustratingly small connection between the two.

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