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Montacute House, Somerset f1

Montacute House, Somerset f1

Artist: Buckler, John

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1816

Shelfmark: Additional MS 37121

Item number: f1

Length: 29.8

Width: 45.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

This is a watercolour of Montacute House in Somerset. Montacute is a magnificent Elizabethan mansion built in the 16th Century by Sir Edward Phelips, an influential lawyer who became involved in the trial of Guy Fawkes. The building is symmetrical in plan and is made of Ham Hill stone. The interior boasts decorated ceilings, wood panelling and ornate fireplaces. The long gallery spans 172 feet and is one of the finest in Britain. The rear of the house, seen in this picture, is crammed with windows and ornate masonry.

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