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Coplestone Warre Bampfylde: A Gentleman of Taste - 1st March 2020

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A Gentleman of Taste is a curated exhibition at Hestercombe of the largest ever survey of works by Coplestone Warre Bampfylde

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*Please note: until we are able to safely reopen Hestercombe House (including Hestercombe Gallery), this exhibition will remain closed. However we are hopeful that we will be able to reopen as soon as possible – please check back to this page for more information, or sign up to the Hestercombe Gallery email list to be notified.

A Gentleman of Taste is a curated exhibition at Hestercombe of the largest ever survey of works by Coplestone Warre Bampfylde

Portrait of C.W. Bampfylde by J Wootton, c.1740, detail. Private Collection.

Coplestone Warre Bampfylde: A Gentleman of Taste

To celebrate Coplestone Warre Bampfylde’s life and his importance to the history of Hestercombe and the South West, we bring together the largest survey of his original artworks and objects ever seen in one place, through the exhibition ‘A Gentleman of Taste’.

Born 300 years ago, on 28th February 1720, C. W. Bampfylde was a talented and multifaceted ‘amateur’ artist. As the former owner of Hestercombe, he designed and built the now restored C18th landscape garden, in addition to producing a swathe of landscape and topographical sketches, paintings and etchings both at Hestercombe and throughout the South West.

Private collectors and national institutions have kindly loaned us original works that will tell the story of Bampfylde’s life through five different aspects: Bampfylde at home; as a garden designer and architect; Bampfylde by the sea; as an artist; and Bampfylde the Georgian socialite.

This archival exhibition will open to the public on 1st March and run for a year in conjunction with several other contemporary exhibitions and many events exploring the fascinating life of this influential person as part of Bampfylde 300.

This exhibition is open from 1st March 2020 until February 2021.

Entry to the exhibition is free with garden admission.

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Details

Start:
Sun, 1st Mar at 11:00 am
End:
Sun, 28th Feb, 2021 at 4:00 pm
Cost:
From £6.65
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Hestercombe
Phone:
01823 413923
Email:
info@hestercombe.com
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https://www.hestercombe.com

Venue

Hestercombe Gardens
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG United Kingdom
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Phone:
01823 413923
Website:
https://www.hestercombe.com