Citation "The windows of Christ Church Cathedral Canterbury"

Authors
  • Caviness, Madeline Harrison
AATA Author
  • CAVINESS, MADELINE HARRISON
Title of source
The windows of Christ Church Cathedral Canterbury
Publisher / Distributor
Oxford University press for the British Academy
Publisher / Distributor City
London
AATA Number
22-1147
Date of Publication
19810000
Collation
352 p. : plans, elevations, diagrams, 18 color plates, 829 ills.
ISBN
0-19-725995-2
References
Bibliog, index
Subject Keywords English
  • Canterbury Cathedral
  • Glass stained inventory
  • Building church history
  • Window stained glass restoration
  • Glass stained documentation photograph AATA
Subject Label
Analysis, Treatment, and Techniques: Ceramics, Glass and Enamels
Abstract
Complete catalog of the extant stained glass of Canterbury Cathedral that dates before 1600, including glass in collections. Introductory sections discuss the history and documentation of the building, the dating of the windows, their iconography, style, and technique. Each panel is fully described and illustrated, with a chart showing the restored pieces. The glass of the late 12th century building comprises the famous typological series, completely reconstructed with a new edition and translation of the inscriptions recorded in three medieval manuscripts (Cambridge, Corpus Christi MS 400; Canterbury, MS C246; and Oxford, Christ Church MS256), also the extended genealogy of Christ from the clerestory, and the miracles of Thomas Becket in the Trinity Chapel. Among the later glass, the so-called Royal Window of the Matyrdom transept is redated by heraldry to the mid-1480's and is viewed as a memorial to Edward IV and his line, rather than his gift. The extraordinary quality of the west window, perhaps a gift of Richard II, is seen for the first time in photographs taken from scaffolding. -- AATA
Originating Institution
AATA
Record type
Abstract
Literature Type
Monograph
Bibliographic Level
Monographic
Older BCIN Number
71165
BCIN Number
40504
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