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  • Place of origin:

    Amiens (Probably, made)

  • Date:

    1853 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Burges, William A.R.A., born 1827 - died 1881 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case 93, shelf E, box 3

William Burges embarked on his Long Journey through France in April of 1853. It was during this exploration that Burges pursued a cultivated education of the French Gothic Style. Amiens Cathedral was one of the several buildings that he viewed and studied on this trip.

Physical description

Pen drawing of the north door on the west front of Amiens Cathedral. The portal has a pointed ceiling and notes about decoration in local saints and the zodiac are included.

Place of Origin

Amiens (Probably, made)


1853 (made)


Burges, William A.R.A., born 1827 - died 1881 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Pen on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Amien / North Door W. Front'
Inscribed in the bottom right corner.


Width: 8 cm, Length: 10 cm

Descriptive line

Drawing, Amiens Cathedral, Pen, William Burges, English, 1853.


Pen; Paper



Subjects depicted

Pointed arches; Portal




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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