Montacute House, Somerset f2
Artist: Buckler, John
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 front of the house, seen in this picture, is crammed with windows and ornate masonry.