Fonthill Castle

Fonthill Castle

Fonthill Castle Pencil Drawing by Santoleri
Fonthill Castle Pencil Drawing by Santoleri

Fonthill Castle – An open edition signed print, reproduced
from the original  pencil drawing of the same name, by artist Nicholas Santoleri.

Fonthill Castle in Doylestown, PA was built between 1908-1912 by  Henry Chapman Mercer, a noted archeologist and tile maker.   Although not an architect, he imagined and built the poured concrete castle from precise models of both the interior rooms and exterior design. The castle is full of displays of ceramic tiles made by Mercer himself, as well as those he collected from around the world. Fonthill also houses Mercer’s collection of thousands of prints and books. Fonthill Castle has been designated as a National Historic Landmark.

This building interested Nick for a number of reasons. As a former masonry contractor, Nick was amazed that Fonthill, and even some of the furniture within were built entirely of concrete. As an artist, he was blown away by the artistry of the ceramic tiles throughout, and the beauty of the many prints which adorned the walls. These inspired Nick to start right in on his own drawing of the Castle in the look and feel of many of the prints he admired during his visit to Fonthill.

The original pencil drawing was reproduced on acid free 100% Bristol Velum fine art paper. The reproduction, signed by the artist, can be matted in a standard size mat opening and therefore a standard size frame  (framing information).

  • The image size of the original pencil drawing is 10.5 x 13.5 inches.
  • The original pencil drawing was created in 2016.
  • The print image size is 9.75 x 13 inches.
  • Each print is hand signed, in pencil, by the artist.

Fonthill Castle

Artwork Status Price Purchase
Original Pencil Drawing "Transitions" Available One of a kind, original pencil drawing professionally framed and matted. SOLD SOLD
Open Edition Print - 9.75 x 13 Inches Hand signed in pencil by the Artist. Available $40
One Pack of Note Cards (5″ x 7″) Packaged with 10 envelopes. Available $20

 Also See :


Nicholas Santoleri ~ Artist      Pine Ridge Productions, Inc.
1515 West Chester Pike Unit A-6, West Chester, PA 19382
In Historic Chester County, Pennsylvania