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title unknown (tomb of William Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester and Chancellor of England)
  • Europe
  • title unknown (tomb of William Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester and Chancellor of England), late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Winchester, England, United Kindgdom
  • albumen print
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  • Transfer from the Department of Architectural Engineering
  • Not on display
  • S2015.045
Description

In situ view of the tomb of William Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester and Chancellor of England. The recumbent effigy is dressed in full ceremonial garb, including his mitre and staff, with his hands clasped in prayer. Two angels, one on either side, support his head. Three monks sit at the base of his feet, also in prayer. Gothic style arches create niches at the base of the tomb. Within the niches appear painted coats of arms.