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Grotesque Figure over the Porch of Chalk Church Kent

Grotesque Figure over the Porch of Chalk Church Kent

Medium: Aquatint with etching

Date: 1782

Shelfmark: K Top Vol 18

Item number: 9d

Length: 20.7

Width: 13.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

Detailed view of a grotesque figure carved above the west porch to St Mary's Church in Chalk in Kent. This porch was added in the 15th century, when the west tower was built. There is also a niche and several grotesque faces above the figure. There have been various suggestions, (for example that the tipsy looking figure is holding a flagon of locally brewed church ale!) but it is not known what the figure represents.

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