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Choir screen - The Hereford Screen
  • The Hereford Screen
    George Gilbert Scott, born 1811 - died 1878
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The Hereford Screen

  • Object:

    Choir screen

  • Place of origin:

    Coventry, England (made)

  • Date:

    1862 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    George Gilbert Scott, born 1811 - died 1878 (designer)
    Francis Skidmore, 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

Physical description

Victorian metalwork choir screen in the Gothic Revival style.

Place of Origin

Coventry, England (made)

Date

1862 (made)

Artist/maker

George Gilbert Scott, born 1811 - died 1878 (designer)
Francis Skidmore, 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

Religion; Metalwork

Collection code

MET

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