Pair Silk Needleworks Showing Ruins of Tintern Abbey and an English Castle
A pair of silk on canvas romantic scenes, one of Tintern Abbey the other of a ruined English castle (most likely Conway Castle in Wales).
Made circa 1860, the design and colors of both silkworks are quiet and restrained, creating a contemplative mood.
Tintern Abbey is a ruined monastery in the Wye Valley of Wales. It is the second-oldest monastery in
Britain. Dissolved in 1563, it fell into ruin and later became a tourist attraction in the Romantic period of the late 18th century. The scenery around the Abbey is charming.
The poem, commonly known as “Tintern Abbey”*, was written by the British Romantic poet William Wordsworth.
Dimensions: 14″ wide x 12″ height and 14″ wide x 11.75” height
Condition: Very Good with very slight wear consistent with age and use. The paper on the back of one has a tear that is taped (see image).
*The full name of the poem is “Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour. July 13, 1798.”