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Photograph - Westminster, Henry VII Chapel Exterior and Westminster Hall
  • Westminster, Henry VII Chapel Exterior and Westminster Hall
    Ayling, Stephen
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Westminster, Henry VII Chapel Exterior and Westminster Hall

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Westminster (photographed)

  • Date:

    1867 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ayling, Stephen (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print

  • Museum number:

    61116

  • Gallery location:

    British Galleries, Room 122, case WE

By positioning himself high up on the outside of Westminster Abbey, Stephen Ayling captured two Gothic style buildings sitting side-by-side. In the foreground we see the early 16th-century Henry VII Chapel, part of Westminster Abbey. Beyond it, at the right, is the Palace of Westminster designed by Charles Barry and A.W.N. Pugin and begun in 1835. This photograph combines past and modern history and highlights stylistic and visual connections between the two buildings.

Physical description

Black and white photograph of Westminster Henry VII Chapel and Westminster Hall, 1867

Place of Origin

Westminster (photographed)

Date

1867 (made)

Artist/maker

Ayling, Stephen (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print

Dimensions

Height: 41.5 cm, Length: 55.5 cm, Height: 16 1/4 in, Length: 21 3/4 in

Descriptive line

Photograph by Stephen Ayling of Westminster Henry VII Chapel and Westminster Hall, 1867

Labels and date

Stephen Ayling (active 1860–72)
Henry VII Chapel and Westminster Hall
1867

By positioning himself high on the outside of Westminster Abbey, Ayling captured two Gothic buildings, one ancient, one modern. In the foreground is the chapel built by Henry VII in 1503–9, while beyond it is the Palace of Westminster built from 1836 by Charles Barry and A.W.N. Pugin. [49 words]

Albumen print
Museum no. 61.116 []

Subjects depicted

Buttresses; Tracery; Window; Clock towers; Tower

Categories

Images Online; Photographs; Architecture

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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