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Tintagel on the Cornish Coast
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Tintagel on the Cornish Coast


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Description Richards, a Philadelphia artist, first visited Tintagel on the Cornish coast in 1878. He recorded his impressions in a notebook which he subsequently drew upon in preparing a number of oil paintings and large gouaches. Although the ruins visible on the cliffs date from the 13th century A.D., there is evidence of a sixth century substructure which lends credence to the legend that King Arthur was born on this site.
Exhibitions
  • American Artists Abroad: Works from the Permanent Collection . The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014.
Provenance Mrs. Dorothy Low Newton, Kennebunkport, Maine [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, by gift, 1989.
Inscriptions [Signature and date] Lower left: Wm. T. Richards 1879
Credit Gift in memory of Dr. Theodore L. Low, Director of Education from 1946 to 1980, by Josiah O. Low, Jr., Mary Low Fitch and Dorothy Low Newton in memory of their brother,1989

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Period
1879
Medium
gouache over pencil on paper
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.2642
Measurements
H: 22 1/2 × W: 37 in. (57.15 × 93.98 cm); Framed H: 29 1/2 × W: 44 in. (74.93 × 111.76 cm)
Geographies
  • USA (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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