Humphry Repton’s ‘Red Book’ of 1806 shows an important stage in the evolution of the Royal Pavilion — even though none of his designs were ever implemented.
In the early 1800s, George, then Prince of Wales, decided to remodel his Marine Pavilion. In 1805 Repton was commissioned to produce a series of illustrations showing the palace redeveloped in an ‘oriental’ style.
In spite of his initial interest, George eventually commissioned John Nash to remodel the Pavilion into the form that we can see today. But Repton’s vision survived in the form of a beautifully illustrated book.
Colin modelled The Repton pavilion to provide images to the Pavilion Curators which are used for audience presentations.