Whitby Abbey

Document reference: (COPY1/376/116) Whitby Abbey, 1886

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What is the abbey made from? What shapes can you see?  What place does the ruin have in the landscape?

The abbey is reflected in the water – can you describe this? Is the water calm or broken? What atmosphere might the place have?

There are cows in the foreground of the picture. Who might use this landscape? Does this match up with the state of the church? How do the two elements fit together?

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