|Artist||Thomas Gray Hart|
|Published||Printed by C. Hullmandel [n.d. 1825]|
|Dimensions||Image 274 x 407 mm, Sheet 320 x 464 mm|
A lithograph of the chapel of the ruined Netley Abbey by Thomas Gray Hart looking to the west window, three figures converse in the left mid ground and two in the far right corner all amongst the ruins and trees. A painting of the same composition is in the Southampton City Museum.
Thomas Gray Hart (1797-1881) British painter, draughtsman, and printmaker. He was born in Fareham in 1797 and moved to Southampton in 1825. He specialised in landscapes and marine paintings of Southampton and was heavily influenced by J M W Turner.
Charles Joseph Hullmandel (1789-1850) was a British painter, draughtsman, printmaker and publisher. He was born to French parents in London, and trained as an artist. He opened a printing press in 1818, becoming a major lithographic printer and publisher in the city. He was responsible for numerous technical developments, including lithotint and colour printing.
Condition: Some light overall creasing and time toning. Printers crease along the edge of the left hand side of the image. Water stain to bottom left corner of sheet.