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Buckinghamshire, England
Buckinghamshire, England
Ellenshaw returned to his English roots for this particular painting, though he spent most of his childhood in Essex and Kent. Buckinghamshire got its name from the Anglo-Saxon term "Bucca''s home," indicating its original landowner. Its proximity to London and the Thames River marking its southern boundary made it important politically; the English Civil War began there in the 17th century. Many of the major British estates are located there, including Chequers, the country seat of the Prime Minister, and Cliveden, which was home to an Earl, 2 Dukes, a Prince of Wales, and Viscountess Astor, an American who became the first female member of Parliament, before passing to the National Trust and becoming a 5-star hotel.