C1798

[Durham Cathedral, west elevation]

Finely engraved very large elephant folio architectural print of part of Durham Cathedral. The cathedral was designed and built under William de St-Calais who in 1080 was appointed as the first Prince-Bishop by King William the Conqueror. In 1083 he … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

[Durham Cathedral, west elevation]

Date:

C1798

Condition:

Small tears to sheet edges, otherwise in good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

645mm 
x 480mm

Paper Size: 

940mm 
x 655mm

Platemark Size: 

920mm 
x 610mm
AUTHENTICITY
[Durham Cathedral, west elevation] - Antique Print from 1798

Genuine antique
dated:

1798

Description:

Finely engraved very large elephant folio architectural print of part of Durham Cathedral. The cathedral was designed and built under William de St-Calais who in 1080 was appointed as the first Prince-Bishop by King William the Conqueror. In 1083 he founded the Benedictine Priory of St. Cuthbert at Durham and having ejected the secular canons who had been in charge of the church and shrine of St Cuthbert there, replaced them with monks from the monasteries of Wearmouth and Jarrow. Bishop William of St. Calais demolished the old Saxon church, and on 11 August 1093, together with Prior Turgot of Durham (Aldwin’s successor), he laid the foundation stone of the great new cathedral.

From John Carter, Some Account of the Abbey Church of Bath, illustrative of the Plans, Elevations, and Sections, of that Building, [Society of Antiquaries, London, 1798]

John Carter (1748 - 1817)

Carter was an English draughtsman and architect, an early advocate of the revival of Gothic architecture. He maintained and prompted Gothic architecture as the correct style for ecclesiastical structures. In 1780, on the recommendation of Michael Lort, Carter was employed by the Society of Antiquaries to make drawings and engravings. He was elected a fellow of the society in March 1795, and then worked as its draughtsman.

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