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Ely Cathedral, A Grotesque

Accession Number
1998/1.145

Title
Ely Cathedral, A Grotesque

Artist(s)
Frederick H. Evans

Artist Nationality
British (modern)

Object Creation Date
1897

Medium & Support
halftone print on paper

Dimensions
8 1/4 in x 6 in (21 cm x 15.3 cm);11 5/8 in x 8 1/8 in (29.5 cm x 20.7 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond


Subject matter
This photograph depicts a stone grotesque from Ely Cathedral. The shadows are pronounced in the print, creating a notable chiaroscuro. The grotesque is cropped so that there is more space at the bottom of the frame, a technique that Evans helped develop in regards to photographic display methods. On the right side of the image there is a large crack in the stone wall that extends from the mouth of the sculpture to the bottom of the frame.

Physical Description
This image depicts a close-up view of a stone grotesque from Ely Cathedral. 

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Additional Object Classification(s)
Print

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
cathedrals (buildings)
face
grotesques
sculpture (visual works)
stone
stone (worked rock)

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