Recently-completed landscape reconstruction illustration depicting Bowood Park as it is believed to have appeared in the mid 18th Century, before landscape architect Lancelot 'Capability' Brown's redesign of this area of the park.

The reconstruction illustration shows the imagined view looking south from what would be the present-day north end of Bowood Lake, near The Cascades, along the course of the original Whetham Stream, which Brown dammed to create the great lake at Bowood, with the 'Big House' in the background (demolished in the 1950s).

This illustration was commissioned for inclusion in the recently-opened exhibition in The Orangery at Bowood House, entitled 'Terrestrial Delights: 'Capability' Brown and the Bowood Landscape', which is part of 2016's 'Capability' Brown Festival, celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Britain's greatest landscape designer.

More details about the exhibition and the festival can be found on the following pages:

http://www.bowood.org/bowood-house-gardens/capability-brown/

http://www.capabilitybrown.org/