After Joseph Mallord William TurnerRievaulx Abbey 1836

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Artist
After Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775‑1851)
Title
Rievaulx Abbey
Date 1836
MediumLine engraving on paper
Dimensionsimage: 94 x 155 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1988
Reference
T05151
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Rievaulx Abbey, about twenty miles
north of York, was a Cistercian monastery founded in 1132. The towering ruins of
the abbey are among the most impressive in England.

 

In this view Turner has placed the abbey
in the middle-distance. His interest
in the architecture is equalled by his attention to the surrounding landscape and human activity in the foreground.
A similar view of Rievaulx Abbey is
used in an earlier engraving series, the Picturesque Views in England and Wales.

September 2004

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