The Capital Sculpture of Wells Cathedral: Masons, Patrons and the Margins of English Gothic Architecture

  title={The Capital Sculpture of Wells Cathedral: Masons, Patrons and the Margins of English Gothic Architecture},
  author={Matthew Reeve},
  journal={Journal of the British Archaeological Association},
  pages={109 - 72}
  • Matthew Reeve
  • Published 2010
  • Art
  • Journal of the British Archaeological Association
Abstract This paper considers the sculpted capitals in Wells cathedral. Although integral to the early Gothic fabric, they have hitherto eluded close examination as either a component of the building or as an important cycle of ecclesiastical imagery in their own right. Consideration of the archaeological evidence suggests that the capitals were introduced mid-way through the building campaigns and were likely the products of the cathedral's masons rather than part of an original scheme for the… Expand
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