Wiveton Church, from Clay

Wiveton Church, from Clay

Martin Hardie, best remembered as a curator in the V&A's Prints department, was also a respected watercolourist who contributed steadily to the Recording Britain scheme. This view of Wiveton church from across a water meadow betrays his debts to Constable, particularly in his portrayal of the scudding clouds. Wiveton church dates from 1437. Built in the Perpendicular style, its size and beauty testify to Wiveton's wealth and high standing as a port in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.