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Landscape, Nature and Architecture

Technological improvements enabled Prince Albert to collect photographs of places that were significant to him


Winchester Cathedral : Bishop Waynflete's Tomb, Lady Chapel

1883 after an c. 1861 original

Carbon print | 7.8 x 7.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2320247

Photograph of the interior of Winchester Cathedral with William of Waynfleet's chantry chapel on the right, furthest from the viewer. In the right of the foreground is the tomb of Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester from 1531-51 and again from 1553-55. Light is afforded from the windows on the left side of the aisle and in the background is a stained glass window.

William Waynfleet succeeded Henry of Beaufort (1375-1447) as Bishop of Winchester in 1447 and built his chantry chapel on the north side of the Cathedral presbytery. Waynfleet founded Magdalen College in Oxford and was Provost of Eton College. This photograph is part of a series that Wilson took of English Cathedrals between 1861 and 1863. They included Peterborough, York, Durham and Exeter. This photograph is a carbon copy of the original albumen photograph. Carbon was a process that was less susceptible to fading, unlike an albumen print that is prone to discolouration over time.
  • Creator(s)

    After George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

    Jabez Hughes (1819-84) (photographer)

  • 7.8 x 7.3 cm (image)

    17.2 x 13.0 cm (mount)

  • From an album of photographs collected and arranged by Albert, Prince Consort, between 1860 and 1861

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Hampshire [England]
              • Winchester [Hampshire]
                • Winchester Cathedral [Winchester]
                  • Lady Chapel [Winchester Cathedral]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Cathedrals
          • Funerary architecture
            • Tombs
          • Christian church architecture