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Catalogue code: AS1842
We are delighted to present a stamp issue that features eight serenely beautiful images of Brown’s most notable works, and commemorates the 300th anniversary of his birth.
All images specially commissioned by Royal Mail.
Featuring Blenheim Palace, Longleat, Compton Verney, Highclere Castle - the setting for TV's Downton Abbey, Alnwick Castle, Berrington Hall, Stowe and Croome Park
Brought to you in pristine condition as four se-tenant pairs.
Special Stamps Technical Specifications
Design Robert Maude and Sarah Davies
Stamp format/size Landscape 41mm x 30mm
Printer International Security Printers
Print process Lithography
Perforation 14.5 x 14
Phosphor Bars as appropriate
Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham, after Jean Baptiste van Loo, c.1740 © National Portrait Gallery, London; Croome Court by Richard Wilson, 1758 © Croome Estate Trustees; designs for the Parkland at Belvoir Castle by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown © Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire, UK/Bridgeman Images; portrait of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown by Nathaniel Dance, c.1773 © National Portrait Gallery, London; Blenheim House and Park by JMW Turner, c.1833 © Birmingham Museums Trust; aerial view of Packington Hall in Packington Park near Birmingham, UK © APS (UK)/Alamy Stock Photo; Longleat, Wiltshire, the Seat of the Marquis of Bath, after a sketch by Frederick MacKenzie, engraved by Robert Havell, 1816, after AV Copley Fielding © Private Collection/The Stapleton Collection/Bridgeman Images; Harewood House from the South East by JMW Turner, 1789, reproduced by the kind permission of the Trustees of the 7th Earl of Harewood Will Trust and the Trustees of the Harewood House Trust; rear – plan for Heveningham Hall by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, 1782, reproduced by permission of Historic England; tree transplanting machine from A Practical Essay on Planting and the Management of Woods and Coppices by Samuel Hayes, 1794 © The Board of Trinity College Dublin; oak image © DEA/Universal Images Group/Science & Society Picture Library, all rights reserved; cedar of Lebanon engraving from Friedrich Justin Bertuch’s Bilderbuch für Kinder, Weimar, 1807 © Florilegius/Science & Society Picture Library, all rights reserved; A Prize Sheep of the Old Lincoln Breed by W Adamson, 1835 © Private Collection/Bridgeman Images; detail of Brown’s plan for Weston, Staffordshire, by permission of Trustees of the Weston Park Foundation, www.weston-park.com; the Palladian Bridge at Prior Park Landscape Garden, Bath, Somerset © National Trust Images/Andrew Butler; lakeside urn designed by Robert Adam at Croome Park, Worcestershire © National Trust Images/David Noton