XML
Title :

Early Tudor canopywork at the Hospital of St Cross, Winchester

Authors :
SMITH, Angela ; RIALL, Nicholas ;
Publication year :
2002
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
A fascinating example of early 16th-c. carving is preserved in the church of the Hospital of S. Cross, Winchester, in the form of three sections of wooden frieze. The frieze is carved with a profusion of Renaissance imagery <including putti, medallions, urns, shields, and corbel figures> that has until now received little attention. The carved imagery of the frieze is examined here in detail for the first time, along with its association with Richard Fox, Bishop of Winchester 1501-28. The relationship between the imagery of the frieze and the decorative detail in other works associated with Fox is discussed and its similarities to French models. A traditional dating of the frieze to 1525 or thereabouts is challenged in favor of an earlier date and its likely association with stallwork discussed. <Concludes the frieze was commissioned by Fox>. ;
Pagination/Size :
18 ill. (1 plan) ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ; 5304B - 1400-1800 ; Sculpture ; 530-IV - 1400-1800 ;
French keywords :
Art ; Bois ; Comparaison ; Fox, Richard, évêque de Winchester, 1447/48-1528 ; Frise ; Grande-Bretagne ; Iconographie ; Mécénat ; Sculpture ; Stalles ; Winchester (GBR), Hospital of S. Cross, Holy Cross (church) ; 1500-1600 ;
Descriptors :
Art ; Choir stalls ; Comparison ; Fox, Richard, bishop of Winchester, 1447/48-1528 ; Friezes ; Great Britain ; Iconography ; Patronage ; Sculpture ; Winchester (GBR), Hospital of S. Cross, Holy Cross (church) ; Wood ; 1500-1600 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
The Antiquaries journal, 2002, 82
INIST identifier :
24903789 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0003-5815 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;