Harewood House from Across the Lake, c 1860.
© NMeM / Royal Photographic Society / Science & Society Picture Library
Photograph by Roger Fenton (1819-1869) of Harewood House near Leeds, one of a series taken by Fenton after the house had been greatly altered by the architect Sir Charles Barry (1795-1860). The house itself is just visible through the trees, the building reflected in the lake making it appear a natural part of the landscape. Begun in 1759 Harewood House was the grand residence for the Lascelles family, Earls of Harewood. Completed in 1771, it was designed by the architects John Carr (1723-1807) and Robert Adams(1730-1794) , with grounds landscaped by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown (1715-1783). Roger Fenton was a founding member of the Royal Photographic Society and one of the most influential photographers of the 1850s.