Art UK has updated its cookies policy. By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. To find out more read our updated Use of Cookies policy and our updated Privacy policy.

Close
Lacock Abbey from the West

© the Piper Estate / DACS 2019. Photo credit: National Trust Images

How you can use this image

© All rights reserved

Please note that image permissions vary across the Art UK website and that some artworks remain in copyright. Review the copyright credit lines that are located underneath the image. The credit lines indicate who manages the rights within the artwork and the image.

This image can be used for non-commercial research or private study purposes, and other UK exceptions to copyright permitted to users based in the United Kingdom under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised.

Some images on Art UK are available to purchase as prints and may be available to license for commercial purposes through the Art UK Shop. If there is a shopping basket icon underneath an image, click on it to find out how to license that image or purchase a print, through either the Art UK Shop or sometimes through the collection directly.

The collection who own the work may have more information on their own website about permitted uses and image licensing options.

Notes

Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.

Stormy wartime impressions seem to dominate Piper's view of Lacock Abbey. Illustrated in 'Piper's Places', the artist recalls a visit made to the Abbey in March 1942 whilst he was surveying bomb damage in nearby Bath. He commented on the sinister nature of the terracotta figures and wrote of 'peeling yellow plaster, dampening stonework, trestle tables sagging under dusty fragments'. This image of Lacock was painted from watercolour sketches made on 17th March.

National Trust, Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

near Chippenham


Date

1942

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 61.5 x W 116 cm (E)

Accession number

996351

Acquisition method

bequeathed by Alec Clifton-Taylor, through the National Art Collections Fund, and hung at Lacock, 1987

Work type

Painting


Tags

This artwork does not have any tags yet. You can help by tagging artworks on Tagger.

National Trust, Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Lacock, near Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 2PG England

This venue is open to the public. Not all artworks are on display. If you want to see a particular artwork, please contact the venue.
View venue