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The Retro-Choir, Winchester Cathedral, with the Chantries of Cardinal Beaufort and Bishop Waynflete

Walter Tyndale (1855-1943)




8 ½ x 11 inches

Clive Holland and Walter Tyndale, Wessex, London: A & C Black, 1906, facing page 226, plate 56

'Chris Beetles Summer Show 2024', Chris Beetles Gallery, London, June-September 2024, no 92

Winchester cathedral was built between 1079-1532. Its very long (558 feet) nave is in the Perpendicular Gothic style with a Norman tower and transepts.

Tyndale has painted looking east through the Early English retrochoir towards the Lady Chapel with the Chantries of Bishops Waynflete and Beaufort on either side.

‘There are four interesting chantries close by that of Waynflete, dating from the fifteenth century, and distinguished for its beautiful canopy; and those of Cardinal Beaufort, of rather earlier date, Bishop Gardiner, which contains the tombstone of King Edmund, and Bishop Fox, dating from the early part of the sixteenth century.’
Clive Holland and Walter Tyndale,
Wessex, page 225

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