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Drawing
  • Drawing
    Burges, William A.R.A., born 1827 - died 1881
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Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1878 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and pen on paper

  • Museum number:

    D.309-1891

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case A, shelf 117

In 1878, eight architects, including William Burges, were invited to submit drawings for the Truro Cathedral. With an orthodox 13th century composition in mind, his designs show the church made up of two west end towers, three portals, and a crossing spire with a free use of sculptural ornamentation throughout. After preliminary drawings though, he never completed or submitted his designs. Therefore his plans for the cathedral were not carried out in the built form.

Physical description

Pencil below a pen sketch of an elevation of the exterior of Truro Cathedral on paper. Three sets of double doors are depicted below two tall towers with people on stairs in the foreground.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1878 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and pen on paper

Dimensions

Width: 67.5 cm, Length: 50.4 cm

Descriptive line

Drawing, Pencil and pen, Truro Cathedral, William Burges, English, ca. 1878.

Materials

Pencil; Pen; Paper

Techniques

Drawn

Subjects depicted

Cathedral; Tower; People

Categories

Drawings; Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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