Rievaulx Abbey, Yorkshire

Rievaulx Abbey, Yorkshire


John Sell Cotman

(British, 1782-1842)


John L. Severance Fund 1991.233

Catalogue raisonné: Popham 10



Rievaulx Abbey belongs to Cotman’s first series of etchings, published in 1811. The thirteen images depict the landscape of Yorkshire and picturesque architectural views such as rural cottages, ancient stone walls, and overgrown, ruined abbeys. The crumbling Gothic church was a quintessentially Romantic theme, intended to allude to a lost past.

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PR - Etching
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