This previously unrecorded picture joined a small number of known architectural paintings of Canterbury cathedral which all date to the seventeenth century.
Canterbury Cathedral - the quire transepts by Unknown Artist, 1700
© The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge
- 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.