This whimsical depiction of the building is typical of the work of Felix Kelly, the New Zealand born painter who was perhaps the foremost recorder of classical architecture in the 20th Century. Rigorous architectural authenticity was combined with romance and mystique, a combination many owners of houses in England and America found irresistable. Kelly travelled widely, and executed commissions in Russia, India, the Far East, north Africa and the Caribbean.
During the War, the young Felix Kelly was based on a secret R.A.F. station on the moors in south Devon. They were using top secret newly developed Radar to try to divert the German bombers from destroying the docks in Plymouth and to drop their bombs on the unoccupied moor.