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Canterbury Cathedral

Accession Number
1971/2.124

Title
Canterbury Cathedral

Artist(s)
Frederick H. Evans

Artist Nationality
British (modern)

Object Creation Date
1889

Medium & Support
platinum print on paper

Dimensions
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
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

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

3 Related Resources

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

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