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The vertical rectangular space of the image is completely filled with a detailed rendering of a section of an intricate Gothic portal façade. In the foreground a checked tile floor creates a recession into the space. In the center of the composition two doors are framed by a high, pointed arch. The space of the arch is filled with fine cut-out ornamental stonework. Arched niches containing figural sculptures flank each side of the main archway, and one also separates the two doors. The top of the image is framed by two rows of geometric ornamental decor. <br />
Beneath the image is an ornamental panel of simulated marble, on which the title of the image is written in gothic script: "Eglise Notre Dame / Les Andelys".<br />
Signed and dated: "John Taylor Arms / 1946"
John Taylor Arms (American (North American))
Precious Stones, Eglise Notre Dame, Les Andelys
1946
Bequest of Carl F. Clarke
1954/1.85
This drawing depicts part of a large, Gothic-style church with lancet windows and buttresses, seen at night. Around the exterior of the building are two trees, a lamppost, four bollards, and a person seen in silhouette. A light source outside the image illuminates part of the church’s large arched window, and casts long shadows that fall to the left side of the composition. <br />
Inscribed on the recto, in pencil, in the image, “M. Bone / Amsterdam”
Sir Muirhead Bone (British (modern))
Amsterdam
1876 – 1953
Gift of Dr. Dean G. Hyde, class of '86
1992/1.127
This photograph depicts a tomb in a chapel with ornate decorations. In the center of the images is a tomb and, to its right, an effigy.
Francis Bedford (British (modern))
Tombs in the Beauchamp Chapel, Warwick
1850 – 1894
Gift of W. Howard and Margaret Bond
1991/1.112
A Gothic-style church tower is seen in the middle distance. It dominates a cloudless sky in the upper portion of the image, with trees rising behind the lower portion of the building and a single story outcropping of the building expanding to the tower's left. The architectural details, especially the carved stonework and patterned brickwork, are rendered with precision.<br />
Signed and dated lower right on plate: "John Taylor Arms. 1937". Signed and dated lower right below plate in pencil: "John Taylor Arms 1937".<br />
Watermark: England
John Taylor Arms (American (North American))
Anglia Antiqua, West Walton
1937
Gift of Carl Fredric Clarke
1949/1.42
This highly detailed drawing in a vertical format depicts the interior of a gothic cathedral looking up at the soaring rib-vaulted ceiling. It appears as though every brick and architectural detail is rendered. The image provides a view into the choir and a transept to the right, which is decorated with a very ornate rose window. <br />
John Coney
Beauvais Cathedral
1823
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
2012/2.192
This image builds up from a densely packed lower foreground, comprised of a tree and sloping rooftops littered with chimneys. A church tower, surrounded by birds, rises against a blank sky in the top center of the image, forming an overall pyramidal composition that leads the viewer&rsquo;s eye up. The roofs of the houses in the foreground seem to waver with unevenly laid shingles, indicating that this is an old village. The church tower combines a gothic-style rose window and pointed arches with rounded windows and a much less ornately ornamented belltower, all more characteristic of Romanesque and Renaissance styles than Gothic.<br />
The style of etching combines both precise descriptive detail and more summary, sketchy renderings.&nbsp;Title in pencil, lower left of margin. Signed and dated in pencil right of center below platemark: &quot;John Taylor Arms, 1932&quot;.
John Taylor Arms (American (North American))
Église Saint Gervaise, Gisors
1932
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection
1983/1.174
Photographed from the upper stories of a building and looking down, this image depicts a street scene in the Italian city of Milan; the city’s cathedral visible in the distance.
Giacomo Brogi (Italian (culture or style))
Milano, Corso Vittorio Emanulele
1865 – 1881
Gift of Howard and Margaret Bond
1990/2.15
Photograph of a view looking into the choir of Canterbury Cathedral. Of central focus are the pilgrim steps leading into the choir. This image depicts the combined Romanesque and Gothic architecture of the cathedral.
Frederick H. Evans (British (modern))
Canterbury Cathedral
1889 – 1890
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. R.E. Arentz through the Friends of the Museum of Art
1971/2.124
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