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Bolton Abbey

Photo credit: Government Art Collection

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Bolton Abbey was founded in the mid 12th century. Once an Augustinian Priory, the estate is now owned by the Dukes of Devonshire. The ruins of the abbey have also been painted by Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin and Peter de Wint, while Sir Edwin Landseer painted an interior view of the abbey as it might have appeared when occupied, which was titled 'Scene in the Olden Time at Bolton Abbey' (c.1834; Chatsworth House, Derbyshire).

Government Art Collection





oil on canvas


H 91.5 x W 88 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased from Appleby Brothers, 1954

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Government Art Collection

Queen's Yard, 179A Tottenham Court Road, London, Greater London W1T 7PA England

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