Remains of the Chapter House of Furness Abbey, Lancashire

Thomas Hearne, 1777

WAG 8155

About this object

Hearne visited Furness in 1777 to make this drawing. It was later engraved by William Byrne (1743 - 1805) and Samuel Middiman (1750 - 1831) for Byrne and Hearne's 'Antiquities of Great Britain', published in 1786.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    Thomas Hearne (British, born:22 September 1744, died:13 April 1817)
  • Date
    1777
  • Materials
    Pen; Ink; Brown Wash; Paper
  • Measurements
    image: 18 cm x 25 cm
  • Physical description
    View of the ruins of Furness Abbey. The south east Chapter House is in the foreground and the south transept can be seen in the distance.
  • Related people
    Cecil Francis Joseph Beausire (Previous owner); Colnaghi (Previous owner); Thomas Hearne (Artist/maker); Joseph Mayer (Previous owner); S Rowland Pierce (Previous owner)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 8155
  • Credit line
    Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery by C F J Beausire in 1972
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

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Publications

  • English Watercolours in the Collection of C F J Beausire

    Edward Morris

    Author: Edward Morris
    Publisher: Walker Art Gallery, Printed by Elliot Bros. & Yeoman Ltd.
    Date: 1970
    Description:

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Cecil Francis Joseph Beausire

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery
  • Colnaghi

    Owned from: 1968
    How acquired: Purchased at Sotheby's on 17 October 1968, Lot 84
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • S Rowland Pierce

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1968-10-17
    Disposal method: Sold at Sothebys on 17 October 1968, Lot 84
  • Colnaghi

    Owned from: 1887-12-15
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1887-12-15
    Disposal method: Sold at Branch & Leete on 15 December 1887, part of lot 20

Inscriptions

Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: Remains of the Chapter House of Furness Abbey, 1777
    Inscription method: To be Reasearched
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Back
  • Inscription text: Hearne 1777
    Inscription method: Label
    Inscription note:
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Object view = Fine Art
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