Apr 16, 2010

Ruins of an Abbey

Ruins of an Abbey

Date unknown

Charles Norris

(British, 1779-1858)


Sheet: 17.1 x 18.7 cm (6 3/4 x 7 3/8 in.)

The Norweb Collection 1954.668



This drawing of an overgrown, crumbling abbey may be compared with German Romantic images of Gothic ruins by Karl Friedrich Schinkel and Domenico Quaglio (both also in this exhibition). Norris was an amateur artist who was influenced by Romantic themes of the period.

See also
DR - British
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The Norweb Collection

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