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The Hereford Screen

  • Object:

    Choir screen

  • Place of origin:

    Coventry, England (made)

  • Date:

    1862 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Scott, George Gilbert (Sir), born 1811 - died 1878 (designer)
    Skidmore, Francis Alexander (the younger), born 1817 - died 1896 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted wrought and cast iron, brass, copper, timber, mosaics and hardstones

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry

  • Museum number:

    M.251:1 to 316-1984

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, room 114c

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Physical description

Victorian metalwork choir screen in the Gothic Revival style.

Place of Origin

Coventry, England (made)

Date

1862 (made)

Artist/maker

Scott, George Gilbert (Sir), born 1811 - died 1878 (designer)
Skidmore, Francis Alexander (the younger), born 1817 - died 1896 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Painted wrought and cast iron, brass, copper, timber, mosaics and hardstones

Object history note

Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott for Hereford Cathedral. Made in 1862 by Francis Skidmore of Coventry and displayed at the International Exhibition, London before installation in the Cathedral in 1863.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

George Gilbert Scott, Personal and Professional Recollections , edited by Gavin Stamp, Stamford 1995, pp. 291,479,486

Exhibition History

The International Exhibition (London 01/01/1862-31/12/1862)

Materials

Brass; Copper; Iron; Mosaic glass; Cast iron; Timber

Techniques

Painted; Painting; Mosaic; Electroforming; Burnishing

Categories

Metalwork; Religion

Collection code

MET

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