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Title :

The tomb beneath the loft

Author :
BERTRAM, Jerome ;
Publication year :
1998
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
The most prominent monument in Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, is the huge altar-tomb with brass indents surmounted by a stone canopy, and a wooden loft or gallery, filling the easternmost arch of the arcade between the Latin Chapel and Lady Chapel. It has never failed to attract notice, and has commonly been known in recent years as the 'watching loft', though its real purpose and origin have never been investigated. Consideration of its possible purposes leads to the suggestion that it may be intended for a singing loft. The associated tomb <which featured two (lost) monumental brasses> can be identified with reasonable probability as that of Sir Robert Danvers and his second wife Katherine (d.1462), similar to three other Oxfordshire monuments to associates or friends of Sir Robert. ;
Pagination/Size :
8 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ; 530-VI - 1945- ;
French keywords :
Architecture ; Chant ; Danvers, Katherine, v.1415-1462 ; Danvers, Robert, v.1424-1467 ; Eglise ; Galerie ; Grande-Bretagne ; Monument funéraire ; Oxford (GBR), Oxford University, Christ Church, cathédrale ; 1400-1500 ;
Descriptors :
Architecture ; Churches ; Danvers, Katherine, ca.1415-1462 ; Danvers, Robert, ca.1424-1467 ; Galleries (architecture) ; Great Britain ; Oxford (GBR), Oxford University, Christ Church, cathedral ; Sepulchral monuments ; Singing ; 1400-1500 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Oxoniensia, 1998, 63
INIST identifier :
24899695 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0308-5562 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Oxford Architectural & Historical Society, Oxford
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;