An example of a picturesque garden in Topsfield by Meg Black | May 17, 2020 | Tabloid art history Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Pinterest An example of a picturesque garden in Topsfield, located at the corner of Prospect Street and River Road. The seemingly arbitrary plantings appear as though the garden sprang up on its own without human involvement. This is similar to the way Humphrey Repton would have designed the garden-to look natural and untended. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Pinterest More views of the garden. I love the different scales from minuscule to grand and the variety of colors from snow white to deep crimson. I chose the large photograph on the left because the light reminds me of Claude Lorrain’s paintings with its romantic light. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Pinterest Humphrey Repton would have loved to include the landscape at Cross and Salem Streets, Topsfield, into his famous Red Book. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Pinterest Two of the paintings I created of River Road, Topsfield. In keeping with Claude Lorrain and his love of emotional connection through romantic light, I focused on the natural light in both of these examples.