Winchester Cathedral screen print by Liz Whiteman Smith
Winchester Cathedral screen print by Liz Whiteman Smith
Winchester Cathedral screen print by Liz Whiteman Smith
Winchester Cathedral screen print by Liz Whiteman Smith

Winchester Cathedral

Regular price £90 £0
  • Original hand pulled screen print
  • 6 colours
  • 30 x 40 cm
  • Heritage White 315 gsm. paper
  • Edition of 100

Winchester Cathedral is a Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Swithun. It is one of the largest Cathedrals in Northern Europe. The building was built from 1079 to 1532 and has a very long and wide nave in the Perpendicular Gothic style. It is the longest medieval cathedral in the world at 558 feet (170m).

When William the Conqueror invaded England in 1066, he installed his own Norman bishops in place of the Anglo-Saxon bishops. Walkelin, one of William's friends and relatives was installed as the first Norman Bishop of Winchester in 1070, and nine years later, in 1079, Walkelin begins the construction of a huge new Norman cathedral, on a site just to the south of the Old and New Minsters, the site of the present building. 

Jane Austin, the author, who died in Winchester on 18 July 1817 is buried in the north aisle of the Cathedral.

Sir Antony Gormley's sculpture Sound II has stood in the Crypt below Winchester Cathedral since the late 1980s. During the rainy months, the mysterious sculpture can often be found holding water in its cupped hands.

The Hampshire hog forms the pattern for the sky. Hampshire has been the home for hundreds of years of wild boar that could be found foraging in the undergrowth of vast tracts of forests throughout the county.

Prints are signed and numbered on the front at the bottom.

Orders are carefully wrapped, rolled into a strong tube and despatched by Royal Mail Special next day delivery signed and tracked within three days, usually quicker. 

Overseas orders are rolled into a strong tube and sent by courier.

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