Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 29/52)

[picture: 576.---Lincoln Cathedral.]

576.—Lincoln Cathedral.

Lincoln Cathedral in the 1800s. The individual images of Lincoln Cathedral are not called out in the text. This wood-engraving shows an overall view of this Early English style cathedral. (the page in my book is damaged, unfortunately, and this engraving was affected, but I [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 577.---Interior of Lincoln Cathedral.]

577.—Interior of Lincoln Cathedral.

The Nave, unequalled, it is supposed, in the world for its combined magnitude and beauty of proportion, and the curious Galilee porch, so richly decorated, are among the next additions; the use of the last-named work has thus been explained by Dr. Slilner (‘Treatise on the Ecclesiastical Architecture of the Middle Ages’):—“There were formerly such [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 580.--Early English Turret, Lincoln.]

580. – Early English Turret, Lincoln.

The individual images of Lincoln Cathedral are not called out in the text. Early English is an architectural term, meaning the English style of building with Gothic pointed arches that was used predominantly in the thirteenth century. The figure at the top of this spire is presumably a statue, rather than some unfortunate [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 583.---Bracket, Chapter Housse, Lincoln.]

583.—Bracket, Chapter Housse, Lincoln.

They don’t make brackets like this any more! A carved stone folaiate bracket with a human face or head at the base. This is surely the sort of Gothic ornament that inspired the Gothic Revival! [more...] [$]

[picture: 584.---Bracket, Lincoln.]

584.—Bracket, Lincoln.

A bracket, possibly a corbel supporting the end of an arch, in the form of a winged angel holding a shield with a cross on it. [$]

[picture: 585.---Boss, Nave, Lincoln.]

585.—Boss, Nave, Lincoln.

A woodcut showing a medieval wooden boss, or decorative carving, in this case with a rose motif, used to cover a joint in the Nave of Lincoln Cathedral, possibly in the ceiling. [more...] [$]

[picture: Boss, Nave, Lincoln]

Boss, Nave, Lincoln

I took th woodcut of the boss snd coloured it as it might (or might not) have been painted. [more...] [$]

[picture: 589.---Durham Cathedral.]

589.—Durham Cathedral.

Durham Cathedral is a UNESCO world heritage site today. It was built in the 11th century and so is almost a thousand years old. But it still works. [more...] [$]


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