Fountains Abbey

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£280.00£2,400.00 including VAT


  • Title: Fountains Abbey
  • Medium: Ink & Pitt charcoal
  • Substrate: Handmade paper
  • Size: 76cm x 56cm approx
  • Style: Contemporary
  • Frame: Yes
  • Prints available: Yes

Fountains Abbey lies in the now tranquil valley of the river Skell near Ripon; it was founded in 1132 by Archbishop Thurston of York and a band of thirteen monks in search of privation – the site suited them well. Over time as Fountains grew it became one of the largest and most powerful corporations in Britain and from the thirteenth to the fifteenth century there was hardly any sphere of economic activity with which the monks of Fountains were not concerned.

The Fountains Abbey drawing is part of the Turner Project, the abbey is an iconic world heritage site 15 mins from Stead’s studio, the original drawing is in ink and Pitt charcoal on handmade paper. You can watch the drawing being made on David’s YouTube channel – there’s a link in the ‘News’ tab above. Both Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851) and his friend and contemporary Thomas Girtin drew and painted the ruin at the latter end of the 18th century.

An original mixed media drawing by David Stead, now available as a beautiful signed, limited edition Giclee print on highest quality paper with archival properties. The print is limited to an edition of only 200 and comes with a certificate of authentication.

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