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    Sale 2135

    Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture

    28 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 310

    Carl Gustave Carus Leipzig 1789-1869 Dresden

    Tintern Abbey

    Price Realised  

    Carl Gustave Carus Leipzig 1789-1869 Dresden
    Tintern Abbey
    oil on canvas
    23½ x 35½ in. 61.5 x 91.5 cm.


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    Tintern Abbey was founded by Walter de Clare, Lord of Chepstow, on 9 May 1131. It was the first Cistercian foundation in Wales, and only the second in all of Britain. Now a magnificent ruin, Tintern Abbey has inspired a number of artistic creations, among them Wadsworth's poem Lines composed a few miles above Tintern Abbey and several paintings by J.M.W. Turner, R.A.