Coplestone Warre Bampfylde, amateur topographical draughtsman and caricaturist, was born in Somerset, the son of an MP. He attended St John’s College, Oxford and is believed to have visited Europe on the Grand Tour in the 1740s. After inheriting the family estate in 1750, he began to paint watercolours, which he later exhibited at the Society of British Artists, the Royal Academy and the Free Society in London. A keen amateur painter, Bampfylde conducted several painting tours around England and also occasionally worked as an architect. During his life, Bampfylde’s maintained an interest in garden design and was involved in designs for Stourhead in Wiltshire and for his own home at Hestercombe in Somerset.
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.