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Internal View of Henry the Seventh's Chapel from Westminster Abbey

Internal View of Henry the Seventh's Chapel from Westminster Abbey

Engraver: Hawkins, G.

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1802

Shelfmark: Ktop XXIV

Item number: 4-cc

Genre: Topographical Print

This internal view of the Chapel shows its impressive height and magnificent ceiling. Henry VII is the fourth great Royal patron of the Westminster Abbey. He started a new chapel in 1503, intending it for his murdered uncle Henry VI. This costly venture was scaled down; however the finished chapel was still impressive with its delicate fan-vaulted ceiling and magnificent monument erected over Henry VII's tomb. Later Tudor and Stuart descendents were buried in the Chapel.

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