The Ruins of Glastonbury Abbey, with Figures and Livestock in the Foreground, and Glastonbury Tor Beyond
- Art Funded
- 120 x 147 cm
- Art Fund grant
- £10,393 (Total: £24,000)
This painting is among the best known images of the Abbey transformed by the prism of Romanticism and one of Arnald's most atmospheric works. Strong chiaroscuro dramatises the composition, in which the picturesque ruins are illuminated by a shaft of golden light breaking through a stormy sky, and the eye is led from the bucolic cattle and sheep in the foreground to the distant tor.
Henry Brandreth; Dr R. G. Apthorpe; Sotheby's, 1984; Christie's, 1985; Christie's, 2006.
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