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.


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