Spanish Church Series No. 12: La Colegiata, Toro

(American, 1887–1953)
published by
(British, 1887–1967)
Support: Blue laid paper
Courtesy of John Taylor Arms/© Suzanne Arms Hawkins
Catalogue raisonné: Fletcher, 284
Location: not on view
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Arms was a deeply religious man who believed in the uplifting power of truth and beauty. He chose to depict Gothic ecclesiastical structures which he felt reflected the high ideals of the Middle Ages. “They were born of an age when man’s need for the expression of his spiritual ideals drove him to heights of architectural conception and execution to which he has never since attained,” the artist declared. “The devotion and aspiration that went into their construction is echoed in every line and detail and mass.”
Spanish Church Series No. 12: La Colegiata, Toro

Spanish Church Series No. 12: La Colegiata, Toro


John Taylor Arms, David Strang

(American, 1887–1953), (British, 1887–1967)
America, 20th century

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