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    JOHN PIPER (British, 1903-1992)
    Rievaulx Abbey, Yorkshire, circa 1944
    Watercolor on board
    16 x 21 inches (40.6 x 53.3 cm)
    Signed lower right: John Piper

    THE JEAN AND GRAHAM DEVOE WILLIFORD CHARITABLE TRUST
    EXHIBITED:
    Central Institute of Art and Design, National Gallery "Exhibition of British Art to be Held in the USA/ 1944," no. 145, priced at 40.00 BP (label verso).

    Rivaulx Abbey is a former Cistercian Abbey located near Helmsley in North Yorkshire. Founded in 1132, it was one of the wealthiest abbeys in England--one with 72 buildings, an abbot and 21 monks, 102 servants, and even a prototype blast furnace which produced cast iron of high quality at the time it was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1538. It became a spectacular ruin which remains a popular picturesque site for artists and tourists.


    More information about JOHN PIPER, also known as Piper, John, John Piper.



    Condition Report*:  Very good condition; board has been glued to mat on extreme edges. French matted and framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 28 X 33 Inches
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