PGPT329

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PGPT329
Date: 1856
Source: illustrations from ‘Rustic adornments for Homes of Taste’

Shirley Hibberd’s book, first published in the year in which Henry Trevor built the Plantation, was an enormous success, reprinted several times. Henry Trevor’s garden reveals its influence very strongly: here can be seen the tall urn on a pedestal (cf PGPT002) in front of a rustic summerhouse (cf PGPT415); the rustic style of Hibberd’s seat reminds us of Henry Trevor’s rustic bridge (cf PGPT373); the flint buttresses of Henry Trevor’s fountain are also very similar to an illustration for the ‘Marine Aquarium’. Henry Trevor, as a man who sold fashion, would have wanted to show his garden also as an example of fashionable good taste.