Grounds at Blithewood engraving   Save
Grounds at Blithewood engraving
Description: "View in the Grounds at Blithewood, Dutchess County, New York," an illustration opposite the title page of "A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening; Adapted to North America; with a View to the Improvement of Country Residences, with Remarks on Rural Architecture" by A. J. Downing, 1853. Blithewood was the residence of Robert Donaldson, Esquire. Andrew Jackson Downing (1815 - 1852) was one of the most important pre-Civil War designers and writers in America. He began his career as a landscaper and founded the magazine "The Horticulturist," which he used to promote scientific agriculture. As an architect, he designed buildings that mixed romantic architecture with the pastoral, picturesque architecture of the English countryside. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04843
Subjects: Landscape design; Ohio Economy--Agriculture; Gardens; Gardening; Flowers; Landscape design; Other--Non Ohio
Places: Dutchess County (New York)