Antique steel line engraving of Bristol cathedral (interior view) from Winkle’s Cathedrals published in 1836-42.

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Published by Effingham Wilson & Charles Tilt

London, 1836-42

Drawn by J. Salmon : Engraved by B. Winkles


An original steel line engraving with later hand colouring, from Winkles Architectural and Picturesque Illustrations of the Cathedral Churches of England and Wales. This was a work produced by Henry and Benjamin Winkles and was published in three volumes between 1829 and 1842. 

Henry Winkles was an engraver and printer who produced many architectural illustrations. This antique print of the interior of Bristol Cathedral was engraved by Benjamin from a drawing by John Francis Salmon (1808-1886). The text was written by the great English antiquarian Thomas Moule, better known for his maps. Winkles’ Cathedrals proved to become a great inspiration for the Gothic Revival Movement. The print is in a very good clean condition.

Bristol Cathedral was founded in 1140 as the Abbey of St Augustine. It was originally designed as a ‘hall church’, meaning that the 50′ high aisles were unusually the same height as the nave. This print is a view east along the north choir aisle showing the graceful arches of limestone and Purbeck marble on which lie tie beam style bridges which support the vaults. To the left (south of the Elder Lady Chapel) is the tomb of Maurice the ninth Lord of Berkeley (c.1368) and his mother Margaret Mortimer. To the right are stone pulpit steps (their position was moved in the 1868 Gothic Revival restoration of the Cathedral).

At the Dissolution, and before the new nave had been rebuilt, the Abbey was re-founded as the Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity and became the seat of the newly created Bishop of Bristol.

This antique print is available either mounted in an ivory conservation quality mount and framed with a gold wood frame with acrylic glazing. Price – £35.00.

Approximate dimensions are:

Mount window: 120 x 160 mm

Frame overall size: 255 x 310 mm

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg