Fonthill Castle Pencil Drawing

“Fonthill Castle” Pencil Drawing

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.

Font-Hill Drawing by Nick Santoleri

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.

Framed Original “Fonthill Castle” Pencil Drawing by Nicholas P. Santoleri

Font Hill Original Framed by Nick Santoleri
Font Hill Original Framed by Nick Santoleri

About Fonthill Castle Pencil Drawing

  • This pencil drawing was created by the artist in 2016
  • The image size of this drawing is  11 x 14 inches.
  • Overall framed and matted size is  21 x 25 inches.
  • Framed and matted by the artist  with acid free matting
  • The frame, created by the artist especially for his pencil drawings, has a unique dark walnut rustic look that compliments the fine detail in his pencil drawings.
  • This pencil drawing comes with a letter of authenticity from our studio.

The price for this one of a kind original framed drawing: $2,250

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