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St Alban''s Abbey, 1832

St Alban''s Abbey, 1832

Artist: Buckler, John

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1832

Shelfmark: Additional MS 37121

Item number: f18

Length: 33.7

Width: 45.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

This is a watercolour of St. Albans Abbey and gatehouse seen from the river Ver. Although the site has been a place of pilgrimage for over 1,700 years, the present building was originally constructed in the 11th century. It has been re-built and refurbished at various times in its history, most significantly in the 12th and 19th century. It is vast, possessing an extremely long, romanesque-style nave. This picture was made in 1832 by John Buckler, who later gave it to Charles Alban Buckler for his 21st birthday.

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