Casket on plinth memorial to Lancelot 'Capability' Brown
Coade's Artificial Stone Manufactory Co. (1769 - 1840)
Limestone and Coade stone, Monument to Lancelot 'Capability' Brown. High quality limestone with part Coade stone casket, 1797. This monument is in relatively good condition. It was erected by the 6th Earl Coventry in memory of Capability Brown. The 6th Earl regarded Brown as a great artist and loyal friend. The inscription on the plinth reads 'To the memory of / Lancelot Brown / Who by the powers of / His inimitable / and creative genius / formed this garden scene / Out of a MORASS. The inscription plate is surrounded by fine lily leaf detail with cross-banded ribbons. There are sculpted putti with flower garlands on the side of the pedestal. Acanthus leaf relief adorns the lower plinth.
Makers and roles
Coade's Artificial Stone Manufactory Co. (1769 - 1840), maker