The publication of Nature’s Favourite Child: Thomas Robins and the Art of the Georgian Garden by Cathryn Spence is a much anticipated anthology of Thomas Robins the Bath based artist whose beautiful, intriguing drawings and paintings provide an invaluable testament for 18th century gardens and landscapes, many in Avon. These include Ralph Allen’s Prior Park and Sham Castle, Peirce’s Lilliput Castle (now Battlefields) and John Wood’s South and North Parade gardens. Cathryn has included a mouth watering array of colour images throughout the book, which will draw the reader back to it again and again.
You can listen to Cathryn talk to Sarah Wilson about Robins on her award winning podcast Roots and All by following this link:
How to purchase a copy:
Nature’s Favourite Child: Thomas Robins and The Art of the Georgian Garden by Dr Cathryn Spence can be purchased directly from Cathryn by emailing [email protected]. Cost is £45 to include p&p to a UK address. Cathryn will post to the rest of the world, but please contact her first for additional postal charges.