From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Name/TitleFountains Abbey From the Surprise
About this objectThe Fountains Abbey seen from the Surprise View. Fountains Abbey is a Cistercian abbey built in the 12th century and was in operation until the 16th century.
Place MadeNorth Yorkshire, England
Date Madeca. 1860s
Medium and MaterialsAlbumen print.
Inscription and Marksverso of mat: [pencil] James Valentine
verso of mat: [pencil] 93:019:054
verso of mat: [pencil] 32
Measurements18.6 cm x 29 cm
Subject and Association DescriptionJames Valentine was a 19th century Scottish photographer. Valentine & Sons Ltd. was founded in 1851 and had previously produced engravings. Valentine added portrait photography and opened one of the largest photographic glasshouses in Britain. In the 1860s, he decided to follow George Washington Wilson’s successful business model and began selling topographical views. This led to the company becoming internationally recognized for the postcards they produced.
Subject and Association KeywordsJames Valentine
Subject and Association KeywordsValentine & Sons Ltd.
Subject and Association KeywordsNorth Yorkshire
Subject and Association KeywordsFountains Abbey
Subject and Association Keywords1860s
Subject and Association KeywordsAlbumen
Subject and Association KeywordsEngland
Subject and Association KeywordsArchitecture
Subject and Association KeywordsChurch
Subject and Association KeywordsReligious Architecture
Subject and Association Keywords12th Century Architecture
CollectionCollection of Visual Studies Workshop
Object TypeAlbumen Print