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BYLAND ABBEYSOLDSTOCK NO R596

BYLAND ABBEY
SOLD
STOCK NO R596


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PRINT BY:     Francis Nicholson (initials ‘FN’)
AFTER/ARTIST:     Francis Nicholson
PUBLISHER:     Hullmandel
DATE:     1820
METHOD:     Lithograph, with contemporary colour
IMAGE SIZE:     Oval, approx 8.5 inches by 12.0 inches

NOTES:     A very attractive view of the west front of Byland Abbey, with an old cottage and (old) peasants in front, with much vegetation. Not much like today’s sterile surroundings. The Abbey site is managed nowadays by English Heritage. Francis Nicholson is one of the most enduringly popular Yorkshire artists and engravers. This print was printed by the great lithographer, Hullmandel - a dream ticket. For a very interesting review of Nicholson’s adoption of lithography, see Twyman, ‘Lithography 1800 - 1850’, OUP 1970, pp 189 -191. In this section, Twyman states that Nicholson’s earliest lithographs are believed to date from 1820, so this is one of the earliest prints.   Lovely soft colour, believed contemporary.


CONDITION:     Very good, the image area is perfect. Good sized sheet, on wove paper. There are two tears to the top margin, but well away from the image area.


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