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The Double Cromlech at Plas Newydd, Anglesey

Photo credit: The Trustees of the British Museum

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Richard Tongue of Bath, a self-taught amateur artist with an interest in prehistoric monuments, first came to the Museum’s notice when in 1834 he presented plaster models of prehistoric sites in Cornwall and Wales. Subsequently he donated three paintings, of which this is one. After arguments about their display and care, since Tongue considered that they should be placed so as to depict changes in the light, and on the demolition of the Cast Room in 1843, the ‘Tolmen at Constantine, Cornwall’ was in December retrieved by the artist and has subsequently disappeared.

British Museum

London


Date

1830s

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 107.5 x W 152.5 cm

Accession number

1837,0720.3

Acquisition method

gift from the artist, 1837

Work type

Painting


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