Reculver Church, Isle of Thanet by James Ward

The Roman Fort at Reculver was built in the latter half of the 3rd century.


Pencil, pen & brown ink on brown paper
29 x 60 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,350 ( Total: £1,350)
Acquired in:
Spink & Son

After it was abandoned, a Saxon Church was built within its walls incorporating Roman building materials. It has been said of Ward's drawing that 'he was not always a very easy, or even correct, draughtsman but he was an extremely observant one whose work is often forceful and full of rugged character'. This Church was originally built 9 miles from the sea, but is now right on the coast.


Sir Bruce Ingram; Pierre Jeannerat; Spink & Son.

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