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York Minster, The West Door

York Minster, The West Door

Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1865

Shelfmark: 10370.cc.35

Item number: 2

Length: 10.8

Width: 8.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"Justly does this entrance deserve the title by which it is known, 'The Great West Door.' It is surmounted by a beautiful arch, adorned with tracery work representing the history of Adam and Eve; and on each side of it is a statue representing Robert de Percy holding a piece of wrought timber, and Robert de Vavasour a piece of rough stone, the materials contributed by these noblemen to the building of the Cathedral; while over the top is the figure of Archbishop de Melton in his canonical robes."

Descriptive letterpress from the book 'Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery' by G W Wilson

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