The Monumental Remains of Noble and Eminent Persons, Comprising the Sepulchral Antiquities of Great Britain. Engraving numbered 1376. Source of image: the Internet Archive edition of 1826 in the Cornell University Library; text by Jacqueline Banerjee.by Edward Blore (1789-1879). 1826. Illustration for Philip Bliss's text in
The text for this monument concludes,
Upon the whole it may be observed, that the monument of the Black Prince, although not remarkable for richness of design, may, from its connexion with the illustrious individual it has been raised to commemorate, and the extreme beauty of the workmanship, rank amongst the most valuable monumental remains which this, or any other, country can produce.
This fascination with the medieval spirit and its expression lay behind the Gothic Revival. Here it manifests itself in someone who himself was an architect, and so could turn his skills to draughtsmanship, and produce churches and other buildings in the Gothic style.
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Blore, Edward. "Edward, Prince of Wales, 1330-1376. Monument at Canterbury." The Monumental Remains of Noble and Eminent Persons, Comprising the Sepulchral Antiquities of Great Britain. London: Harding, Lepard, amd Co., 1826. Engraving numbered 1376, and accompanying text. Internet Archive. Web. 17 July 2012.
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