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Waterworks of Christ Church Canterbury Cathedral - Vintage Architecture Print - Old Maps and Prints - Vintage Architectural Drawing from $38
Behold the antiquity of the Waterworks of Canterbury (Christ Church) Cathedral from the 12th century book of Psalms known as the Eadwine Psalter. This exclusive print has been painstakingly assembled from several hi-resolution plates. Until the later medieval emergence of the Book of Hours, Psalters were the books most widely owned by wealthy lay persons and were commonly used for learning to read. Many Psalters were richly illuminated and they include some of the most spectacular surviving examples of medieval book art.
The original drawing, covering a double-page of the manuscript, is drawn in ink, and washed with various colors. The plan illustrates a bird’s-eye view of the hydraulic system providing the monastic complex with water, and represents how the monastic complex would have appeared sometime prior to the great fire of 1174. The direction of water flow can be determined by the colors used in the drawing. Green represents fresh water, orange-red is water which has passed through the central depot in the cloister, strong red is the sewage washing away under the necessarium, khaki-yellow is possibly a sludge soak-away, and brown represents rainwater drainage.
This piece is truly an amazing image perfect for framing. It makes an excellent addition to your home or office, and is a perfect gift for the architectural aficionado in your life.
This image has been digitally retouched and repaired as necessary, while leaving the foxing, wear, and creases that lend to the intrigue of these old works. This giclee quality art is printed on heavyweight matte archival/ acid-free museum quality stock with lightfast inks rated 100+ years. No watermark will appear on your print. The artwork is printed with a surrounding white margin (included in print size) to aid in framing/matting the print. Your purchase will ship priority mail (US) in a protective kraft tube made from 70-100% post-consumer recycled content and up to 30% secondary recycled content.
Given the nature of vintage artwork created before the standardization of print and frame sizes, this item may not conform exactly to the dimensions you choose. To allow for the odd sizing of these images they are printed approximately 2 inches smaller than the paper they are on. This way you receive a standard size paper, with a white surrounding border that allows for easy framing, with or without a matte.
12" x 16"
18" x 24"
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