Newstead Abbey

William Westall,

WAG 8792

About this object

Newstead Abbey, originally an Augustinian priory, is now best known as the ancestral home of Lord Byron.

An engraving of this work, by E. Finden, is published in "Finden's Illustrations of the Life and Works of Lord Byron, etc., 1833-4," published in February 1832 by J. Murray and sold by C. Tilt, 86 Fleet Street. The inscription on this etching says "Drawn by W. Westall A.R.A. from a sketch by E. Fellows Esq."

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    William Westall (British: English, born:12 October 1781, died:22 January 1850)
  • Date
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Paper
  • Measurements
    paper: 22.2 cm x 32 cm
  • Physical description
    An idyllic watercolour of Newstead Abbey in Nottinghamshire. It shows the Abbey in the distance across a large lake where there are a few sail boats, and some figures on the lake shore, in the foreground. A rainbow arcs across the top half of the painting.
  • Related people
    Boydell Galleries (Previous owner); William Westall (Artist/maker)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 8792
  • Credit line
    Purchased by the Walker Art Gallery in 1974
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Boydell Galleries

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1974
    Disposal method: Sold to the Walker Art Gallery

Inscriptions

Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: I W 3
    Inscription method: Pencil
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Back
  • Inscription text: Drawn by W. Westall, A.R.A. from a sketch by E. Fellows Esq.
    Inscription method: Inscribed
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Front; Lower left
  • Inscription text: Engraved by E. Finden
    Inscription method: Inscribed
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Front; Lower right
  • Inscription text: NEWSTEAD ABBEY
    Inscription method: Inscribed
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Base; Front; Centre
  • Inscription text: London, Published Feby 1, 1832, by J. Murray, and sold by C. Tilt, 86 Fleet Street.
    Inscription method: Inscribed
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Base; Front; Centre
Object view = Fine Art
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