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Bolton Abbey on the River Wharfe, South View

Anthony V. Fielding (English, 1787-1855)

Bolton Abbey sits on a promontory surrounded by the looping river Wharfe as it cuts its charming valley through the high Yorkshire moors.

The prodigious Copley Fielding exhibited over 1700 watercolors at the Society of Painters in Water-Colours between 1810 and 1855.  The critic John Ruskin acknowledged Copley Fielding's ability to draw the eye of the viewer over long distances, deep into his watercolors.

"The spectator is compelled to go forward into the waste of the hills; there, where the sun broke wide upon the moor, he must walk and wander."
-John Ruskin, 1843

Object Information

Anthony V. Fielding (English, 1787-1855)
creation date
about 1825
watercolor on white paper
10 1/8 x 14 1/4 in (sheet)
mark descriptions
inscribed in ink, verso, U.R.: from Miss Fielding's Collection | signed in ink, L.L.: Copley Fielding
accession number
credit line
Kurt F. Pantzer Memorial Fund
Public Domain
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

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