Netley Abbey - John Constable

Netley Abbey: John Constable

Netley Abbey is an 1833 painting by English Romantic landscape artist John Constable. This work is located in the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art in Ithaca, New York.

Netley Abbey, founded in 1239 by Bishop Peter des Roches, is a well-preserved Cistercian monastery in Hampshire, England. Located near Southampton along the eastern shore of Southampton Water, the abbey reflects Gothic architecture with a cruciform plan and a central tower. Like many monasteries, it faced dissolution in 1536 during the reign of Henry VIII. Post-dissolution, the abbey had various uses, including transformation into a mansion. In the 18th century, it became a popular Romantic ruin.

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