View at Fountain's AbbeyArtist(s)Francis FrithArtist NationalityBritish (modern)Object Creation Datecirca 1860Medium & Supportalbumen print on paperDimensions
11 1/2 in x 14 3/4 in (29.2 cm x 37.5 cm);15 in x 18 in (38.1 cm x 45.72 cm);11 1/2 in x 14 11/16 in (29.2 cm x 37.3 cm);6 3/8 in x 8 1/8 in (16.2 cm x 20.6 cm)Credit LineGift of Margaret and Howard BondSubject matter
This photographs depicts Fountains Abbey, a Cistercian monastery in North Yorkshire, England, near the village of Aldfield. The Abbey is seen from a large brick archway, partially covered in ivy, which may be an entry point to the complex. Two female figures approach the archway, offering the viewer a sense of scale. There is another brick archway along right-hand margin, and a bell tower in the background. This image, like most of Frith's photographs, would have advertised the picturesque qualities of the ruins of England.Physical Description
Ivy-covered archway and Abbey in partial ruin, with two female figures in the foreground and a tower in the background.Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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Christian religious building spaces
architecture (object genre)