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Tintern Abbey

Date: 1841
10 1/8 x 13 1/2 in. (25.7 x 34.3 cm.)
Medium: graphite on paper
Credit Line: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Purchased with funds from the Virginia Steele Scott Foundation
Inscription: Inscribed in lower right of recto: Tintern Abbey / Sept. 1841
Object Number: 89.10.1
Label Text:These views are among Kensett's earliest known drawings. They survive from a trip he and John Casilear made through England and France in the autumn of 1841. The energetic, though somewhat tight and halting lines are characteristic of Kensett's early drawing style, clearly influenced by his work as an engraver.
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