Stourhead, Wiltshire, Seat of Richard Colt Hoare Bt.
About the work
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.
- Stourhead, Wiltshire, Seat of Richard Colt Hoare Bt.
- Oil on canvas
- height: 90.00 cm, width: 182.00 cm
- Purchased from Frank T Sabin, April 1963
- GAC number