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Transepts, York Minster

Transepts, York Minster

Artist: Buckler, John Chessell

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1820

Shelfmark: Additional MS 37122A

Item number: f9

Length: 46

Width: 62

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of the interior of a transept of the Cathedral of St Peter in York, commonly known as the Minster. This shows well the gothic nature of the building: the soaring arches which draw your eye upwards, the complicated rib vaulting on the ceiling and delicate tracery panels decorating the interior. The Cathedral was built in the 13th century in the Early English Gothic style. It was built in the form of an archiepiscopal cross- with the distance across the transepts twice the width of the nave, and half the total length from east to west. The material used is limestone quarried from mines in Tadcaster and Stapleton.

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