From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
About this objectView of Tewkesbury Abbey in Glouchestershire, England. A site of worship since the 7th century, construction of the abbey was begun in the 12th century. The abbey’s architecture is notable for its large crossing tower.
Place MadeGlouchestershire, England
Date Madeca. 1860-1900
Medium and MaterialsAlbumen print.
Inscription and Marksverso of mat: [pencil] 79:060:1
Measurements13.1 cm x 20 cm (image)
27.7 cm x 35.5 cm (mat)
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 KeywordsGlouchestershire
Subject and Association KeywordsLate 19th Century
Subject and Association KeywordsAlbumen
Subject and Association KeywordsEngland
Subject and Association Keywords12th Century Architecture
Subject and Association KeywordsReligious Architecture
Subject and Association KeywordsChurch
Subject and Association KeywordsTewkesbury Abbey
CollectionCollection of Visual Studies Workshop
Object TypeAlbumen Print