View of a remarkable stone [art original]
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- View of a remarkable stone [art original]
- Alternative Title
- Carter, John, 1748-1817, artist
- Published / Created
View of the Heelstone standing in the Avenue which led to the entrance of Stonehenge
Inscription by artist underneath the image: View of a remarkable stone at about 40 feet distance from Stonehenge (taken 1781 and del 1785 J. Carter). This form gives the idea of an ancient Druid worshiping near his temple and according to the legends, old tales, this Stone was once in reality a Druid, who for his heathen adoration was turned into a Stone.
Inscription in pencil lower right: The Heel-stone.
Inscription on verso in pencil: This drawing of the Heel-Stone is unremarkable like it is at present. See E. Barclay "Stonehenge", 1895 Pl. fo. 29. & E.H. Stone "The Stones of Stonehenge",1924 p.128 & fol.34. It is very little elaborated here.
John Carter, English draughtsman and antiquary, 1748-1817.
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One of four drawings in a folder.
- 1 drawing : image 13.7 x 18 cm, on sheet 16.3 x 20 cm, mounted on board 21 x 23 cm
- Lewis Walpole Library
- Call Number
- Drawings C323 no. 4 Box D115
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- Watercolors British 18th century
- watercolor ;
- Subject (Topic)
British > 18th century
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- John Carter, View of a Remarkable Stone. The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.
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