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Exeter Cathedral, The Reredos

Accession Number
1996/1.49

Title
Exeter Cathedral, The Reredos

Artist(s)
Francis Bedford

Artist Nationality
British (modern)

Object Creation Date
1850-1894

Medium & Support
albumen print on paper

Dimensions
6 3/8 in x 8 5/16 in (16.2 cm x 21.1 cm);6 3/8 in x 8 5/16 in (16.2 cm x 21.1 cm);20 in x 16 in (50.8 cm x 40.64 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond

Subject matter
Francis Bedford was an acclaimed British landscape photographer with a background in illustration. This image depicts the interior of Exeter Cathedral, formally known as the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter at Exeter, in Exeter, England, a site which Bedford photographed extensively. Here, the reredos, the screen behind the altar, fills the center of the composition.. The altar extends between arches and is surrounded by ornate carvings. 

Physical Description
This photograph depicts an altar in an intricately decorated cathedral. 

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Exeter Cathedral
Figures
altar screens
altars
altars (religious fixtures)
arches
carvings (visual works)
cathedrals (buildings)
interior spaces (spaces by location)
interiors
stone

3 Related Resources

Christian Churches
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)
Monuments and Memorials
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Religious Buildings
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)

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