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Joseph Nicholson Johnston

Brympton House, Brympton D’Evercy, Somerset

The Painting

A watercolour measuring 8½" x 13". Signed J. Nicholson Johnston, dated 1908 and inscribed “Brympton”.

About the Artist

Joseph Nicholson Johnston ARIBA (1860-1942) was a Yeovil architect. He was articled for four years to Sir Ernest George (1839-1922), President of the Royal Institute of British Architects and a well-known watercolorist. In 1895 Johnston established his own architectural practice at 21 Prince’s Street, Yeovil, Somerset. He designed many buildings in the town, including the Church of St Michael and All Angels and houses in the park. Johnston also studied at the Royal Academy and exhibited at the Royal Academy Exhibition in 1907.

The Subject

Brympton House, Brympton D’Evercy, Somerset. Brympton is a Grade I-listed country house which dates mostly from the 15th-17th centuries. It now serves also as a wedding venue and film/TV location. The painting depicts the west front of Brympton House on the left, with the Dower House in the centre, and the parish church of St Andrew on the right, with its battlemented chapel. To the forefront of the painting are the walls and gateway enclosing the west forecourt of Brympton House.

Joseph Nicholson Johnston - Brympton House, Somerset