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Joseph Nicholson Johnston
The Terrace, 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 watercolourist. In 1895 Johnston established his own architectural practice at 21 Prince’s Street, Yeovil. He designed many buildings in the town, including the Church of St Michael and All Angels (listed Grade II) and houses in the park. Johnston also studied at the Royal Academy and exhibited at the Royal Academy Exhibition in 1907.

The Subject
Brympton D’Evercy is a Grade I-listed country house of 13th century origin in Somerset. The present house dates mostly from the 15th, early 16th, late 17th and early 18th centuries. The painting depicts the south front of the house with the mid-19th century raised terrace (listed Grade II).

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