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St Augustine's Canterbury

St Augustine's Canterbury

Artist: [Grose, Francis ]

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1775

Shelfmark: Kotp XVI

Item number: 37-k

Genre: Topographical Drawing

These is the remains of the first Benedictine Abbey in England, established around AD598. The diarist John Byng, Lord Torrington, visited the monastery in 1790 and reported that ''many, and curious monuments of Antiquity still exist; as The Two Gates & Ethelbert's Tower''. This drawing is a preliminary sketch for a later engraving entitled 'The Ruins of St Augustine's Church in the Porch of which the English Apostle was bur'yd, now called Ethelbert's Tower at Canterbury Oct 6 1722. Dedicated to her Grace the Duchess of Ancaster.'

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