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Spanish Church Series No. 12: La Colegiata, Toro

Spanish Church Series No. 12: La Colegiata, Toro

(American, 1887–1953)
published by
(British, 1887–1967)
Courtesy of John Taylor Arms/© Suzanne Arms Hawkins
Catalogue raisonné: Fletcher, 284
Location: not on view


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.”
  • Modern Gothic: The Etchings of John Taylor Arms. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (June 9-September 30, 2012).
  • {{cite web|title=Spanish Church Series No. 12: La Colegiata, Toro|url=false|author=John Taylor Arms, David Strang|year=1935|access-date=12 April 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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