Before coming to Bath and Wells Underhill was Canon Theologian at Liverpool Cathedral 1931–1932, and Dean of Rochester from 1932–1937. He was the author of a number of books of spiritual and theological interest and he enjoyed travel. He was at Bath and Wells throughout most of the Second World War. With the outbreak of the war in 1939 and facing the trials of war in his Diocese, he made the Palace State Rooms available to St Brandon's School, who evacuated from Bristol. Bishop Underhill was unmarried and he and his sister lived in rooms in the north wing of the Palace. He died in 1943.
Where to see this painting?
The Bishop's Palace & Gardens
Wells, Somerset, England, BA5 2PD
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