Wenceslaus Hollar (Artist) Thomas Johnson (Related Artist)

Canterbury Cathedral, South Side

Canterbury Cathedral, South Side by Wenceslaus Hollar, Thomas Johnson

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Canterbury Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, head of the Church of England. During the English Civil War the cathedral suffered considerable damage at the hands of Puritan Christians who destroyed many medieval stained-glass windows. The sad fate of English monuments such as the cathedral motivated antiquaries including William Dugdale to undertake research, recording relevant documents and commissioning drawings and prints from artists such as Hollar. They then published their findings as a means of salvaging England’s threatened heritage.

Title
Canterbury Cathedral, South Side
Artist/creator
Production date
1655
Medium
etching
Dimensions
185 x 338 mm
Inscription
The South Prospect of The Cathedral and Metropolitan Church of Canterbury. (upper l). PIETATI .... ROFFENSIS (upper r). Ecclesiae Cathedralis Et Metropoliticae Christi Cantuariensis Facies Australis. (lower c). The Johnson Delin: Verso; 2/38 (c) P 963 6/- (l.r.). Wenceslaus Hollar Fecit (lower l). Possibly a foolscap. Inscribed verso bottom right, pencil, 'P963' [Parthey 963]..
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/3/114
Other ID
963 Pennington Catalogue Raisonné
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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