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The Abbot Hall Art Gallery

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See also 1a. Kendal (1) The Cumbrian Town of Kendal-in-Westmorland, Castle, Museum

1b. Kendal (2) Parish Churches, Quaker Tapestry - places of worship in Kendal Town

Abbot Hall Art Gallery is a museum and gallery in Kendal, in the north-west county of Cumbria, England. The house of Abbot Hall was built in 1759 by Colonel George Wilson, the second son of Daniel Wilson of Dallam Tower, a large house and country estate nearby. Abbot Hall is built on the site of the old Abbot’s Hall, roughly where the museum is today (a separate building from the gallery). Before the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the late 1530s this was where the Abbot or his representative would stay when visiting from the mother house of St Mary's Abbey, York. During the early twentieth century the Grade I listed building of Abbot Hall was quite dilapidated, but, thankfully, it has been beautifully restored as an art gallery and well worth a visit.

The 'Gallery' of Kendal, a Grade 1 listed building in Kendal.

Abbot Hall Art Gallery has one of the most important collections of George Romney’s paintings in Britain and several of his sketchbooks and drawings. Abbot Hall Art Gallery's paintings from the eighteenth century include a pair of views of Windermere by Philip James de Loutherbourg. Abbot Hall Art Gallery has important works by another local artist, Daniel Gardner. There is a good collection of watercolours in Abbot Hall Art Gallery, mainly from the second half of the eighteenth and the first half of the nineteenth centuries. Abbot Hall Art Gallery has paintings by many of the greatest watercolourists of the period including John Robert Cozens, David Cox, Peter De Wint, John Sell Cotman, John Varley and Edward Lear as well as J. M. W. Turner's watercolours The Passage of Mount St. Gotthard and Windermere (1821). The largest painting in Abbot Hall Art Gallery is triptych of Lady Anne Clifford, entitled The Great Picture. It is also worth noting that  the great Victorian art critic and social commentator, John Ruskin, lived in the Lake District and the gallery has some of his drawings and watercolours. The modern collection of Abbot Hall Art Gallery includes sculptures by Barbara Hepworth, Jean Arp, and Elisabeth Frink. There are also paintings by Ben Nicholson, Kurt Schwitters, Bryan Wynter, Sean Scully, David Hockney, LS Lowry, Graham Sutherland, Victor Pasmore, David Bomberg and many others. Abbot Hall Art Gallery is not a huge establishment but their collection is extremely varied and their exhibitions are first class!
 

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The 'Georgian Room' in Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal

 

Many fine paintings by George Romney (1734-1802) in the Abbot Hall Art Gallery

 

Another view of the 'George Romney' gallery!

 

"The Four Friends" by George Romney, 1796, oil on canvas (Abbot Hall Art Gallery)

 

"The Gower Family", 1776-1777, painting by George Romney (Abbot Hall Art Gallery)

 

Left: "Catherine, Lady Rouse Boughton", 1785-1787 oil paintings

Above: "Emma Hart as Miranda", both by George Romney

 

Lady Anne Clifford (1590-1676) and her family in "The Great Picture" attributed to Jan van Belcamp (Abbot Hall Art Gallery)

 

Above and below: Details of the triptych "The Great Picture" of Lady Anne Clifford and family.

 

"Thomas Braithwaite making his will", artist unknown, oil on canvas, 1607 (Abbot Hall Art Gallery)

 

"Windermere" from 1821,  JMW Turner (1775-1851), Abbot Hall Art Gallery

 

Detail from Turner's "Windermere"

 

"Dawn, Coniston" from 1873, John Ruskin (1819-1900), Abbot Hall Art Gallery

 

Display of the work of Kurt Schwitters (selection of works in Abbot Hall Art Gallery)

 

The work of Kurt Schwitters

 

Kurt Schwitters

 

"Cold Fell", 1922, oil on canvas, Ben Nicholson (1894-1982), Abbot Hall Art Gallery

 

"Conversation", oil on canvas 1992, Bridget Riley (born 1931), Abbot Hall Art Gallery

 

"Cwm Graianog above Nant Ffrancon", 1950, ink wash and gouache on paper, John Piper (1903-1992), Abbot Hall Art Gallery

 

"Estuary", gouache and crayon, 1946, Graham Sutherland (1903-1980), Abbot Hall Art Gallery

 

"Lanercost Bridge", ~1925, watercolour painting, Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979), Abbot Hall Art Gallery

 

"A Moment's Liberty I", oil on linen, 2012, Hughie O'Donoghue (born 1953), Abbot Hall Art Gallery

 

"Pembroke Coast", watercolour and ball-point pen, 1922, John Nash (1877-1977)


Exhibition of paintings from the National Gallery in the Abbot Hall Art Gallery

 


Exhibition in the Abbot Hall Art Gallery of paintings by George Shaw

The collection is entitled "My Back to Nature""

Left: "The Lost" enamel on canvas, 2016; Right: "Three afternoons (study for drunken silliness)", 2016, enamel on canvas

 

Left: "Natural Selection" ; Right: "A revel before half-term", both 2015-2016, oil on canvas

 

"You've Changed" 2-10, 2015-2016, enamel on plywood

 

Left: "Every brush stroke is torn out of my body", 2015-2016, enamel on canvas; Right: "Phenomena Lasting Glade", acrylic on canvas, 2007

 

 


See also

1a. Kendal (1) The Cumbrian Town of Kendal-in-Westmorland, Castle, Museum

1b. Kendal (2) Parish Churches, Quaker Tapestry - places of worship in Kendal Town

 

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