Price, Sir Uvedale

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Price, Sir Uvedale (1747–1829). Author of Essay on the Picturesque (1794) and important influence on the cult of the Picturesque (which he defined as a separate aesthetic category, identifiable as distinct as Burke's categories of the Beautiful and the Sublime). He, more than anybody, encouraged landscape-gardeners to study the works of celebrated landscape-painters for precedents. He, as well as R. Payne Knight, Nash, and Repton, also influenced the development of ‘natural’ English landscape-design.

Bibliography

Architectural Review, xcv/566 (Feb. 1944), 47–50;
Ballantyne (1997);
Hussey (1967, 1967a);
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004);
Pevsner (1968, 1974);
Price (1810);
Summerson (ed.) (1993);
Watkin (1982a)

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