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Views of Fountains Abbey and Studley Park, Yorkshire

By None

1847

J. Rodwell : London

14" by 10"

[8pp]

 

 

 

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A very scarce collection of eight plates by W. Westall, of views of Fountains Abbey and Studley Park in Yorkshire.

A very scarce copy of this work. Fountains Abbey is an ancient abbey ruin, having been a Cistercian monastery founded in 1132, before its dissolution in 1538 by Henry VIII. In its time, it was one of the wealthiest monasteries. Studley Park is best known for it's stunning Georgian water garden, created by John Aislabie in 1718. Both properties are now owned by the National Trust. The abbey has been used a a location for many films, including 'The Secret Garden' (1993), 'The History Boys' (2006), as well as episodes of 'Antiques Roadshow'. The eight prints in this volume are 'Fountains Abbey from Ann Boleyn's Seat', 'Fountains Abbey, View from the North East', 'Fountains Abbey, The Lady Chapel', 'Fountains Abbey, The Choir', 'Fountains Abbey, The Cloisters', 'Studley Park, The Lake', 'Studley Park, 'Norway Firs near the Bathing House', and 'Studley Park, The Canal, Octagon Tower, and Temple of Piety'. Illustrations by William Westall, a landscape artist. Westall went of voyages to paint the landscapes, going to Madeira, Cape Colony, Australia, China, and India. After he returned he proceeded to to travel around England, drawing the landscapes, and ended up contributing illustrations to 'Great Britain Illustrated', and 'A Picturesque Tour of the River Thames'. Undated, dated using the publisher's date to the bottom of the plates.

CONDITION

In the original publisher's paper wraps. Externally, smart. Light fading to the front wrap, with some minor markings to the rear wraps, causing just a little discolouration due to the light colour. A little bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Very small ink inscription to the head of the front wrap. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean with the odd spot, and light offsetting to the pages due to plates.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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