Past Event

Linda B. Parshall – Adventures in the Landscape Parks and Drawing Rooms of Regency Britain: Prince Pückler’s Letters of a Dead Man

October 27, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY

Speaker: Linda B. Parshall, Ph.D., independent scholar

In 1826, German Prince Pückler-Muskau embarked on an extended tour of England, Wales, and Ireland, hoping to acquire a wealthy bride and restore the dream of transforming his vast estate in central Germany into an ideal landscape park. His travels are recounted in vivid letters that are part travelogue, part memoir. His observations as much as the beauty of his own properties drew international attention, including that of important American landscapists throughout the 19th century.

Free and open to the public, but please RSVP to attend on the website.

Support for the Humanities Institute at The New York Botanical Garden provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.