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Gargoyle, Lincoln Cathedral

20th century
48 x 80 mm (1.9 x 3.1 in.)

John Taylor Arms, American, (1887–1953)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching on Asian wove paper
Print impression quality: Very good
Series: from Gargoyle Series (also in Miniature Series)
Edition: From edition of 50, printed by Frederick Reynolds. Number 2 from the Gargoyle Series, number 5 from the Miniature Series.
Marks: Signed in pencil, lower right: “John Taylor Arms—1920”; inscribed in pencil, lower left: title
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: J.T. Arms
Bibliography: Fletcher 92; Karen F. Beall, American Prints in the Library of Congress (1970) 129; Arms 94.
Credit Line: Gift of the artist (hon. MA Wesleyan 1939), 1939
Accession Number: 1939.5.50

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  • architecture - Art or science of designing and building structures, especially habitable structures, in accordance with principles determined by aesthetic and practical or material considerations. Refers also to the structures created. [November 1994 related term added. October 1990 alternate term added.]
  • churches
  • England - TGN 7002445
  • gargoyles - Waterspouts carved into grotesque figures and projecting from the roof gutters of buildings. [November 1993 descriptor moved. March 1993 descriptor moved. March 1991 scope note changed.]
  • Gothic (Medieval)
  • religions
  • religious buildings
  • sculpture - Use for works of art in which images and forms are carried out primarily in three dimensions, especially those that retain the quality of being tangible objects or groups of objects. As works become more diffused in space or time, or less tangi

  • plate Dimensions: 48 x 80 mm (1.9 x 3.1 in.)

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