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Bernard Walter Evans, R.I.
FOUNTAINS ABBEY, YORKSHIRE
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 8,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
215
Bernard Walter Evans, R.I.
FOUNTAINS ABBEY, YORKSHIRE
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 8,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Bernard Walter Evans, R.I.
BIRMINGHAM 1848 - 1922 LONDON
FOUNTAINS ABBEY, YORKSHIRE
Watercolour over pencil, heightened with bodycolour, stopping out, scratching out and gum arabic;
signed, lower left: Bernard Evans
680 by 1027 mm
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Provenance

Paul Vychan Emrys-Evans (1894-1967),
by family descent until circa 2008,
from whom acquired by the present owner

Exhibited

London, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, 1891, no. 557

Catalogue Note

Fountains Abbey is situated about thirty miles to the north-west of York. Although brought into ruin by Henry VIII's reformation, it remains one of the greatest monastic sites in Europe. Founded in 1132 by Cistercian monks, in its heyday, the fifteenth century, it was home to 120 monks and 400 lay brethren and servants. The present watercolour, which survives in superb condition, belonged to Paul Emrys-Evans of Peatwood House, Staffordshire. He served as the Member of Parliament for Derby.

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