The North Front of The Vyne
Johann Heinrich Müntz (Mulhouse/Mühlhausen 1727 – Kassel 1798)
This painting represents a view of Vyne from the beginning of John Chute’s stewardship of the property, who acquired it in 1754. The artist, Johann Henry Muntz, was at this time still employed by Horace Walpole. Though the painting has been described as ‘pedestrian in quality and technique’ it nonetheless provides an important record of the exterior design and setting of the property in the mid-eighteenth century. The portico on the north front was added in 1654.
Oil painting on canvas, The North Front of The Vyne by Johann Heinrich Müntz (Mulhouse 1727 – Kassel 1798), 1755. A view of The Vyne from across the lake, with two framing trees in the foreground.
Bequeathed with The Vyne, estate and contents by Sir Charles Chute, 1st Bt (1879-1956)
Makers and roles
Johann Heinrich Müntz (Mulhouse/Mühlhausen 1727 – Kassel 1798), artist
Strawberry Hill Restored, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, 2018 - 2019
Harris 1979 John Harris, The Artist and the Country House. A History of Country House and Garden View Painting in Britain 1540-1870, London 1979, no. 323