Bolton’s mouldering Priory

This is how William Wordsworth described the above Bolton Priory in his poem ‘The White Doe of Rylstone’. Bolton Priory is situated in the village of Bolton Abbey in the Yorkshire Dales. It is a ruined, 12th century, Augustinian monastery on the banks of the River Wharfe. It terminated as a Priory in 1539 and from 1748 has belonged to the Dukes of Devonshire. It has inspired artists such as JMW Turner and Landseer and the artist responsible for my next painting.
This next charity shop find is a watercolour entitled Bolton Abbey, North Yorshire and is signed by the artist Michael Moore and dated 1996. I have, I think, tracked down the artist responsible and more can be read about him on his website:




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