North Front of the Abbey Gate, Reading by Paul Sandby

This is one of three known views of the Abbey by the artist.

Details

Medium:
Gouache
Dimensions:
28 x 41 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,125 ( Total: £12,500)
Acquired in:
1985
Vendor:
Leger Galleries

Reading Abbey is known as the place where the trial of Hugh Faringdon, the last abbot, took place during the dissolution of the monasteries under Henry VIII. Later it was the first home of the Abbey School that briefly had Jane Austin as a pupil in 1784.

Provenance

Anon. sale, Christie's 29/3/83. Leger Galleries.

Venue details

Reading Museum Town Hall, Blagrave Street, READING Berkshire RG1 1QH 0118 937 3400 www.readingmuseum.org.uk

Entry details

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