Bampfylde, Coplestone Warre (DNB00)

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BAMPFYLDE, COPLESTONE WARRE (d. 1791), landscape painter, was the only son of John Bampfylde, M.P. for Devonshire. He resided at Hestercombe in Somersetshire, and exhibited his works at the Society of Artists, the Free Society of Artists, and the Royal Academy between the years 1763 and 1783. Two views of Stour Head in Wiltshire have been engraved after him by Vivares, and 'The Storm' by Benazech. He etched a few landscapes, and made some humorous designs for the illustration of Christopher Anstey's 'Election Ball' which were etched by William Hassel, and published at Bath in 1776 in an 'Epistola Poetica Familiaris' addressed by Anstey to Bampfylde. He was for some time colonel of the Somersetshire militia, and died at Hestercombe on 29 Aug. 1791.

[Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (ed. Graves), 1885.]

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