Landscape architects on bank note nominees longlist

Gertrude Jekyll, Inigo Jones, Anna Atkins, Edwin Lutyens, William Kent, Sylvia Crowe, Humphrey Repton and Joseph Paxton are among nominees listed for a new bank note by the Bank of England.

Gertrude Jekyll
Gertrude Jekyll

More than 21,000 nominations have already come in to the Bank of England (BoE), as part of a two-month public consultation on who should become the next face of the £20 note.

Author Beatrix Potter, architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh and painters John Constable and JMW Turner have also been named in a varied list which has made it "very difficult to say who would be one of the front-runners", according to Victoria Cleland of the BoE.

Nominees, to replace economist Adam Smith on the £20 note, must come from the world of the visual arts and no longer be alive.

The final decision will be based on the strength of the nominee's contribution and not on the number of times they were nominated, according to the BoE.


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