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Bath Abbey, Font

Bath Abbey, Font

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1790

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15546

Item number: f. 99

Length: 26.8

Width: 19.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

A drawing in ink of the octagonal stone font in Bath Abbey in Somerset.

Abbey Church, Bath was founded in 1499 by Oliver King, Bishop of Bath. His masons were Robert and William Vertue who were also the King's masons. Bath Abbey is one of the few great late Perpendicular medieval churches to be built in their original design without being later altered. The font, of 1710 date, is decorated with an inscription and a baroque style fluting underneath. Its spire shaped cover, was donated by Thomas Bellot in 1604.

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