Architecture, Spanish Renaissance, Plate 22, Toledo, The Cathedral, Iron Screen to the Chapel of the Holy Ghost,
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: 275 x 370mm
Condition: Very good. Normal paper aging qualities
Technique: Original lithography
Plate XXII. TOLEDO. The Cathedral. Iron Screen to the Chapel of the Holy Ghost
This screen is situated in the south chancel aisle, at the entrance to one of the numerous chapels placed around this magnificent Cathedral. It was designed by Cespedes in 1529, and the painting and gilding of the ironwork is well preserved.
One of the shields bears the arms of the great Cardinal Fonscca.
The twisted bars are solid iron, the scroll work being formed of hammered iron plates set back to back and kept in position by an iron rod, which follows the line of the scroll, so that the design appears the same when viewed from either side.
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