Canterbury Cathedral

Accession Number

Canterbury Cathedral

Frederick H. Evans

Artist Nationality
British (modern)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
platinum print on paper

6 7/8 in x 4 1/8 in (17.46 cm x 10.48 cm);19 5/16 in x 14 5/16 in (49.05 cm x 36.35 cm);12 13/16 in x 10 3/8 in (32.54 cm x 26.35 cm);5 7/8 in x 4 3/16 in (14.92 cm x 10.64 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. R.E. Arentz through the Friends of the Museum of Art

Subject matter
This photograph was part of a larger portfolio of images of Canterbury Cathedral, one of Frederick Evans's first photographic series of cathedrals. This image shows the combination of Romanesque and Gothic architecture in the choir, with pointed arches, rib vaulting, and flying buttresses typical of the Gothic style. This image portrays the interaction of natural light as it cascades over the faceted forms of the interior of the catherdral. The bottom right corner of the photograph includes Frederick Evans's personal stamp, which is repeated again on the mat below. The mat itself includes three pencil lines that form a frame around the print. The verso includes a book plate by Evans.

Physical Description
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.

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area

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Canterbury Cathedral
Gothic (Medieval)
cathedrals (buildings)
choirs (church spaces)
interior architecture (discipline)
modern and contemporary art
pointed arches
ribbed vaults
steps (stair units)

4 Related Resources

Christian Churches
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)
Monuments and Memorials
(Part of 4 Learning Collections)
Religious Buildings
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)

& Author Notes

All Rights Reserved

On display

UMMA Gallery Location ➜ AMH, 2nd floor ➜ 211 (Tiffany: Between Tiffany Doors and FFW Connector)