Thursday, June 4, 2020
Ladies in the mid 18C French Garden
The artist here is Louis Carrogis of Carmontelle, 1717-1806. French artist who also designed several gardens, including the Anglo-Saxon Park Monceau Park, Paris (1773-8), with its many diversions including "ruins," a "Dutch windmill," a "Tartar tent," and similar fabrications. One of its most unusual features is the Wood of Tombs (Tombs) containing forms of tombs (pyramids, etc.). Thomas Blaikie, the landscape-gardener Scots, was brought in (c.1781) to simplify Carmontelle's somewhat overladen scheme, but the work was an important catalyst in the adoption of the garden, embellished with monuments, at the 19C cemetery.
Louis Carrogis of Carmontelle, 1717-1806
The Marquise de Laage, born of Amblimont, 1783