Chichester Cathedral by John Chisnall


Chichester Cathedral


John Chisnall

Ref GL035
Type Fine Art Print
Limited Edition This Limited Edition Gouttelette Print has been printed with lightfast inks onto acid-free calcium carbonate buffered stock, mould made from 100% cotton and sourced from environmentally-conscious paper suppliers. Limited Edition Size: 150 Signed: Yes
Image Size 13" x 6" (33 x 17 cm)
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John Chisnall works mainly in watercolour, which he finds particularly well-suited to catching both the atmosphere and the detail of the architecture and landscapes he chooses to paint. Watercolour is not only portable, which is ideal when travelling, but it is also ‘immediate’, and it is this sense of immediacy which is central to the freshness and spontaneity associated with his work. John Chisnall has chosen here to depict the glories of Chichester Cathedral, which dominates the county town of West Sussex. The Cathedral can be seen from many miles away and the Close, the Bishop’s Palace and the Cathedral together occupy around a quarter of the Roman City enclosed within the walls. The construction of the Cathedral began in 1091 and continued throughout the twelfth century until the buildings were consecrated in 1184. This view has been painted looking towards the west end of the Cathedral, across the gardens of the Bishop’s Palace. The depiction shows the spire, north nave and south transept, together with what is the only separate cathedral bell tower in England, shown towards the left. In front of the cathedral are some of the buildings which make up the Bishop’s Palace.