Prospect of Calder Abbey by Matthias Read

Calder Abbey was founded in 1134 by William de Meschines.

Details

Medium:
Oil on panel
Dimensions:
114 x 114 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £3,500)
Acquired in:
1987
Vendor:
Sotheby's

The abbey was granted to Dr Thomas Leigh by Henry VIII at the Dissolution of the Monasteries. This painting is thought to be the earliest depiction of the ruins of the historic medieval monastery showing parts of the building which have since disappeared.

Provenance

Painted for the Senhouse family, Calder Abbey; Thomas Rymer; by descent to Marjorie Rymer Williams, aunt of the vendor.

Venue details

Abbot Hall Art Gallery Abbot Hall, KENDAL Cumbria LA9 5AL 01539 722464 www.abbothall.org.uk

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