HOWARTH, Albany E (1872-1936). Rievaulx Abbey.
Original etching signed by the artist, printed in c.1930. 400 x 510 mm.
Rievaulx Abbey was the first Cistercian monastery in the north of England, founded in 1132 by twelve monks from Clairvaux Abbey.
Its remote location was well suited to the order's ideal of a strict life of prayer and self-sufficiency with little contact with the outside world.