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Netley Abbey Hants 83-h

Netley Abbey Hants 83-h

Artist: Harraden, J.B.

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1814

Shelfmark: Ktop XIV

Item number: 83-h

Genre: Topographical Print

The Cistercian Abbey of Netley was founded in the 13th century the by Bishop of Winchester, Peter des Roches. It was converted into a private residence for Sir William Paulet after the dissolution of religious houses. It declined slowly in ruin, and its crumbling remains were romanticised by 18th-century writers and poets, Thomas Gray and Horace Walpole, and by amateur artists (in the bottom right hand corner of this image, for instance, a man is pictured sketching the scene).

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