Mount Edgcumbe from Stonehouse Hill

Coplestone Warre Bampfylde (1720 - 1791)

Pen and ink and wash on paper

  • About the artist
    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.
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  • Details
    Title
    Mount Edgcumbe from Stonehouse Hill
    Date
    Medium
    Pen and ink and wash on paper
    Dimensions
    height: 19.50 cm, width: 74.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Agnew's, November 1954
    Inscription
    BL: 1. Mt. Edgcumbe / 2 Maker Tower / 3 The Blockhouse Battery / 4 Crimble Passage / 5 The Kings Brewhouse / 6 Ham Oze / 7 The New Dyke round ye Dock Yard / 8 Stonehouse Creek
    GAC number
    3029