West Wycombe Mausoleum Original Painting
West Wycombe Mausoleum
The Dashwood Mausoleum was built in 1765 on West Wycombe Hill in Buckinghamshire. It houses urns containing the ashes of the Dashwood family.
In the 18th Century, (one of the member of the Hell Fire Club ) Paul Whitehead left his good friend Sir Francis Dashwood his heart. After his funeral which included canons being shot out side the mausoleum, his heart was placed in an urn in the Mausoleum. The heart used to be passed around tour groups in 18th Century, until an Australian soldier stole the heart, it has been missing ever since. The ghost of Paul Whitehead has been seen in many spots in the village, including the " Hellfire" caves where the originally empty urn is now kept.
The National Trust manage the village, Hill, park, the Hellfire Caves and Mausoleum
I now offer the original artwork for sale direct from my studio in Tring, Herts. The originals are hand-painted painted using water-based Winsor & Newton professional gouache paint on Arboreta E.S. white drawing cartridge paper 160g/m2
This small square painting measures: 18cm x 18cm. It comes with a white acid free mount (5cm border all round) But un-framed. Signed and titled in pencil by me.
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