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Norman Arch, Furness Abbey

Accession Number
1986/1.149

Title
Norman Arch, Furness Abbey

Artist(s)
Francis Frith

Artist Nationality
British (modern)

Object Creation Date
circa 1856-1880

Medium & Support
albumen print on paper

Dimensions
8 in x 6 1/2 in (20.3 cm x 16.5 cm);18 1/16 in x 22 1/16 in (45.88 cm x 56.04 cm);14 9/16 in x 11 1/2 in (37 cm x 29.2 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. W. Howard Bond

Subject matter
In this image a stone arch in the Norman style at Furness Abbey fills the frame of the photograph. Strong contrasts between dark and light draw attention to the material surface of the structure, while a conspicuous void at the center of the picture offers access to an interior courtyard dotted with stone columns in a state of partial ruin. This image comprises one of many photographs of historical ruins in England that Frith photographed in the early years of his career.

Physical Description
Large stone arch seen from an oblique angle.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Anglo-Norman
abbeys
abbeys (monasteries)
arches
architecture (object genre)
columns
courtyards
fences
ruins
travel photography

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