This watercolour of Stonehenge is full of atmosphere and feeling.
Stonehenge, Wiltshire by Albert Goodwin, early 20th century
- Watercolour on paper
- 21.5 x 26.7 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,250 ( Total: £6,875)
- Acquired in:
It is unusual for Goodwin to produce abstract work as most of his painting is figurative. Albert Goodwin is a key figure in the development in the medium of watercolour forming a bridge between historic figures and groups such as Turner, the Pre-Raphaelites and Ruskin. The work has some parallels with Turners later work, and raises the opportunity for the museum to explore abstraction as a movement within the medium of watercolour.
Matthew Biggar Walker; Christies, 1994; Sothebys, 2000; private collection; Christie's, 2000. The work has been vetted by the Art Loss Register.