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Title

Fountains Abbey (west window and tower)

1822

Artist

George Cuitt

England

1779 - 1854

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  • Details

    Date
    1822
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    etching
    Dimensions
    29.8 x 26.8 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1954
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    9107
    Artist information
    George Cuitt

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Cuitt’s architectural depictions have a dramatic, if not overblown, quality compared to those of his contemporaries. Ruined abbeys were a favourite motif of romantic artists, none more so than Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire which became an obligatory stop on any northern picturesque tour. Ruins were considered more picturesque when partly hidden so that their beauties came as a surprise when discovered from different aspects. Their purpose was to arouse an emotional response in the viewer and to conjure up moods and associations rather than to record medieval sites precisely.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

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