ERNEST THESINGER C.B.E. (1879-1961)
A PAIR OF WATERCOLOURS OF MONTACUTE HOUSE
One titled, signed and dated l.l.: MONTACUTE, Ernest Thettinger, 1905
watercolour on canvas
47.0 x 32.0cm / 18.5 x 12.5in
Thesiger is best remembered for his work as an actor, in the film The Bridge of Frankenstein. He had a long and varied stage career, appearing alongside Katherine Hepburn in As You Like It, The Man in the White Suit with Sir Alec Guiness and other notable works with Vivien Leigh, John Gielgud and Warren Beatty. Before his acting career, he had studied at the Slade under Henry Tonks, and he painted primarily in watercolours for the rest of his life.
Montacute House is an Elizabeth manor house which today is owned by the National Trust. It is the South-West regional partner of the National Portrait Gallery, and has been the location in several films, most notably in The Libertine (2004) and Hillary Mantel's Wolf Hall (2014).
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