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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, ink and wash on paper

  • Museum number:

    D.306-1891

  • 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, ink and wash drawing on paper of an exterior elevation of Truro Cathedral. A rough pencil sketch of a tower and portal is drawn below a more detailed account of the building's stone and decoration in ink. Further rough pencil sketches of elevations are drawn above and to the right of the centred 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, ink and wash on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Truro Cathedral'
Inscribed in the bottom left corner.

'Wm Burges'
Inscribed in the bottom right corner.

Dimensions

Width: 54 cm, Length: 68 cm

Descriptive line

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

Materials

Pencil; Ink; Wash; Paper

Techniques

Drawn

Subjects depicted

Portals; Cathedral; Elevation; Tower

Categories

Drawings; Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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