Mountfort Ink Drawing: Christchurch Cathedral Exterior Wall

Benjamin Mountfort
One ink drawing by Benjamin Mountfort of the exterior wall of Christchurch Cathedral, Christchurch including the Harper Chapel. Inscription on reverse reads: "Sketch drawing of outside of Ch.Ch. Cathedral with small Chapel containing tomb of Archbishop Harper on the North side of Cathedral. H. E. Hutton."

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Area: W x 250 H 360mm (W x 9 13/16 H 14 3/16")
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Construction began on Christchurch Cathedral in 1863, though it was delayed due to financial constraints. When building recommenced in 1873, Mountfort was made supervising architect. He was recommended for the job by George Gilbert Scott, who designed the Cathedral. This elevation drawing of the tower and west frontage was drawn by Mountfort. The Cathedral was severely damaged by the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes, when the tower and part of the west front collapsed. The fate of the damaged cathedral was the subject of debate in the initial years after the earthquakes. In storage at Recall. No digital image.
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452* See Brief Desc
452* See Brief Desc
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452* See Brief Desc
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