Bolton Abbey on the River Wharfe, South View

Creation date
watercolor on white paper
Mark Descriptions
inscribed in ink, verso, U.R.: from Miss Fielding's Collection | signed in ink, L.L.: Copley Fielding
10 1/8 x 14 1/4 in (sheet)
Credit line
Kurt F. Pantzer Memorial Fund
Accession number
Not Currently On View

Bolton Abbey sits on a promontory surrounded by the looping river Wharfe as it cuts its charming valley through the high Yorkshire moors.

The prodigious Copley Fielding exhibited over 1700 watercolors at the Society of Painters in Water-Colours between 1810 and 1855.  The critic John Ruskin acknowledged Copley Fielding's ability to draw the eye of the viewer over long distances, deep into his watercolors.

"The spectator is compelled to go forward into the waste of the hills; there, where the sun broke wide upon the moor, he must walk and wander."
-John Ruskin, 1843
Reproduction of these images, including downloading, is prohibited without written authorization from VAGA.

350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2820
New York, NY 10118
Tel: 212-736-6666
Fax: 212-736-6767