Salisbury Cathedral (2)

Inside, I was pleased to be allowed to take photographs:-

There is a fine tomb to Lord Wyndham by Michael Rysbrack:-

A monument to Edward Wyndham Tennant, known as Bim, killed in the battle of the Somme, done by Allan Wyon:-

The Morning Chapel has what was the original screen until it was moved in 1789. It has the remains of colouring on the carvings:-

And the alabaster tomb of Edward Seymour, Earl of Hertford, is spectacular, done apparently by William Wright in 1675. Was it done in a deliberately archaic style, more than fifty years after his death ?

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4 thoughts on “Salisbury Cathedral (2)

  1. edward chaney says:

    Great pix…. The obelisk-enriched tomb of the norty Edward Seymour, Lord Hertford, can no more be second half of the seventeenth century than the two figures on the facade with doctors’ hats can be anything other than second half of the nineteenth. The latter represent the Medici saints Cosmas and Damian and are indeed by James Redfern (1838–1876).

  2. Stephen Dunn says:

    As former Head Guide at Salisbury, we were of the opinion, supported by the Church Monuments Society, that the tomb is more accurately dated about 1625 (confirmed by Adam White – The Book of Monuments reconsidered: Maximillian Colt and William Wright. Church Monuments Vol ix,1994 62 – 67) and is the work of William Wright of Charing Cross. The date in both the guide and the description label are clearly both incorrect and it may be a case of an error becoming ‘fact’.

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