Antique steel line engraving of Bristol Cathedral (NE View) from Winkle’s Cathedrals published in 1836-42.

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Published by Effingham Wilson & Charles Tilt

London, 1836-42

Drawn by R. Garland : 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 framed print of the exterior of Bristol Cathedral was engraved by Benjamin from a drawing by the architect Robert Garland. 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.

Bristol Cathedral was originally the Abbey of St Augustine and was founded in 1140. 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 shows a view towards the north-east side of the cathedral with the two bay eastern Lady Chapel, built to replace the earlier Norman structure in 1298, on the left. The 50′ high north aisle can also been seen rivalling the height of the nave with its buttresses and finials, then the C13th Elder Lady Chapel with four bays and crocketed pinnacles and finally the later Decorated Gothic north transept and Perpendicular crossing tower built in the C15th.

This antique print is in a good clean condition and is available 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: 164 x 134 mm

Frame overall size: 255 x 310 mm

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Weight 0.5 kg