Stonehenge, Wiltshire by Albert Goodwin

This watercolour of Stonehenge is full of atmosphere and feeling.

Details

Medium:
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions:
21.5 x 26.7 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,250 ( Total: £6,875)
Acquired in:
2008
Vendor:
Christie's

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.

Provenance

Matthew Biggar Walker; Christie’s, 1994; Sotheby’s, 2000; private collection; Christie's, 2000. The work has been vetted by the Art Loss Register.

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