Henry VII Chapel, Westminster Abbey

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Title

Henry VII Chapel, Westminster Abbey

Subject

Henry VII
Westminster Abbey
London, England

Description

1 picture postcard recto and verso.

Interior view of Henry VII Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London England

Creator

The chapel's architect is unknown, but it is thought to be Robert Jayns, Jr., who is responsible for the design of much of the structure.

Source

Originally built in the 10th century, Wesminster Abbey was expanded by King Henry VII in 1503 to include a chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

Publisher

Valentine's & Sons Co. Ltd.

Date

Published circa 1906-1908.

Format

JPEG

Language

en

Type

Picture Postcard with divided back, 3.5. x 5.5 in.

Identifier

lp_henry_recto.jpg
lp_henry_verso.jpg

Alternative Title

Henry VII Lady Chapel

Abstract

King Henry VII added the Lady Chapel in 1503 to Westminster Abbey. A lady chapel references a type of chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The chapel is noted for its pendant vault ceiling, and was built in Perpendicular Gothic style.

Inscription on verso:
Dear Fräulein du Cliesne
Here we are in London and on Saturday we sail for America. We all miss Dresden, and I still always remember the after that I spent with you shortly before be left. With love.
Catherine Kinnear


References

For more information please see http://www.englishmonarchs.co.uk/henry7_chapel.html

Provenance

Original Collection passed from Gertrude Kinnear to her sister Luree Jobe to her daughter Eleanor Jobe, who left it to her niece Elizabeth A. Mealy who left it to her granddaughter Caitlin Mealy.

Rights Holder

For rights and permissions, please contact Caitlin Mealy, catydids515@gmail.com.

Publisher Location Item Type Metadata

Location

London, England (Great Britain)

Producer

Valentine's Co. Ltd.

Files

lp_henry_recto.jpg
lp_henry_verso.jpg

Citation

The chapel's architect is unknown, but it is thought to be Robert Jayns, Jr., who is responsible for the design of much of the structure. , “Henry VII Chapel, Westminster Abbey,” Omeka 389, accessed July 24, 2024, https://omeka.lib.jmu.edu/389/items/show/584.