Canterbury Cathedral - the quire transepts by Unknown Artist

This previously unrecorded picture joined a small number of known architectural paintings of Canterbury cathedral which all date to the seventeenth century.


Oil on canvas
124 x 99 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,000 ( Total: £12,250)
Acquired in:
Lane Fine Art

This work differs from the group in its unusual viewpoint which is from the triforium of the south-east quire transept, looking down to the great archiepiscopal monuments and the uncluttered floors of the medieval building. The picture represents the cathedral with a high degree of accuracy if with a certain lack of skill on the vaulting -and it is only in the foreground that there is artistic invention with the highly patterned floor and overhead drapery.


Nelthorpe family; Sold Sotheby's 8/11/95, lot 120.

Venue details

The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge 18 High Street, CANTERBURY Kent CT1 2RA 01227 862162

Entry details

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