Architecture, Spanish Renaissance, Plate 28, Seville, Cathedral, Side, Reja to Alter, Iron Gilt ,
Renaissance Architecture and Adornment in Spain
Between the years 1492 and 1558
Artist: Prentice Andrew, Architect, measured and drawn by
Publisher: Batsford, BT
Paper Size: 345 x 470mm
Print Size: 270 x 345mm
Condition: very good. Normal paper aging qualities
Technique: Original lithography
SEVILLE. The Cathedral. Side Reja to the High Altar
Before the fall of the choir, the screens in Seville Cathedral were the most splendid in Spain, both in size and magnificence.
The example given is one of the lateral screens to the Capilla Mayor, wrought by Sancho Munoz in 1518, and although not so high and elaborate as that facing the high altar, it is of great beauty. The twisted pillars are of solid iron, and the cornices are formed of hammered iron plates. This screen is entirely gilded from top to bottom.
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