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Early morning light at Ribblehead Viaduct with Ingleborough looming in the background.

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We're loving these long summer days☀️

To celebrate, here's a wonderful summer sunset scene: The Dormitory and Transept of Fountains Abbey – Evening by J. M. W. Turner (1775–1851).

Fountains Abbey was a 12th-century Cistercian foundation dissolved during the Reformation. Turner visited the ruins in 1797 during his first trip to Yorkshire and made several detailed pencil sketches, which he then worked up into this watercolour to exhibit.

Turner was less concerned about recording architecture accurately than with capturing the evening light, which glints through the windows and leaves a reflected glow in the water.
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