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Joseph Nicholson Johnston

The Terrace, Brympton House, Brympton D’Evercy, Somerset

The Painting

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

The Terrace, 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 south front of the house with the mid-C19 raised terrace (listed Grade II).