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Maker(s):Shepherd, George Sidney
Culture:British (1784-1861)
Title:Remains of Guildford Castle, Surry [sic]
Date Made:First quarter of the 19th century
Type:Drawing
Materials:Watercolor on paper
Place Made:Europe
Measurements:Mat: 14 3/16 in x 19 3/16 in; 36 cm x 48.7 cm; Sheet: 7 3/8 in x 9 11/16 in; 18.7 cm x 24.6 cm; Image: 4 1/16 in x 6 1/4 in; 10.3 cm x 15.9 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. ctr. (brush with black watercolor or black ink, on image): G. Shepherd ; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. r. (graphite, on sheet): Remains of Guildford / Castle, Surry. ; INSCRIPTION: verso, ctr. (graphite): Shepherd / 3-3-0
Accession Number:  MH 1986.23.1
Credit Line:Gift of Professor Emeritus Dorothy Cogswell
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
A landscape with a knoll, upon which are the remains of Guildford Castle situated in the center of the image. The knoll is surrounded by a modest fence which curves tightly around the knoll. On a path in front of the fence is a pair of tourists or travelers engaged in conversation: one on the left with a cane and a hooded red traveler's cloak and the other a man in a white flowing blouse and black hat. The scene is framed by two large trees on the far right in the immediate foreground which emerge from outside the frame and a lone and smaller tree of the same species on the far left on the same plane as the two figures.

Tags:
architecture; buildings; columns; ruins

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