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Chantry in the Nave, Wells Cathedral

Accession Number
1979/2.103

Title
Chantry in the Nave, Wells Cathedral

Artist(s)
Francis Bedford

Artist Nationality
British (modern)

Object Creation Date
1850-1894

Medium & Support
albumen print on paper

Dimensions
14 3/8 in x 11 1/2 in (36.5 cm x 29.2 cm);18 in x 15 in (45.72 cm x 38.1 cm);14 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in (36.8 cm x 29.2 cm);8 1/8 in x 6 1/2 in (20.6 cm x 16.5 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond

Subject matter
Francis Bedford was an acclaimed British landscape photographer with a background in illustration. In this image, Bedford depicts the Wells Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew, in Somerset, England. A large column is in the center of the frame, with the background illuminated with light drawing attention to the intricate carvings. 

Physical Description
This photograph depicts the chantry in the nave of a cathedral. A large column consumes the majority of the foreground of the image, while a patch of sunlight illuminates ornate carvings in the background.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Early Medieval
abbeys
arches
cathedrals
cathedrals (buildings)
chantries
columns
columns (architectural elements)
doorways
interior spaces (spaces by location)
naves

2 Related Resources

Christian Churches
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)
Religious Buildings
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)

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