South West View Of Canterbury Cathedral..
THE BEST VIEW OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL
Canterbury: Henry Russell, January 24th,
Dedicated to the dean and chapter of canterbury, by the publisher. l.l. raze del., geo., hawkins litho. printed by day and haghe. marked proof in the lower left hand margin.
Large lithograph, 26 x 20 inches, with full titles and margins. A small area absent from the lower right margin, not affecting text or image.
Probably the finest view of Canterbury Cathedral ever published, which has now become very scarce. Raze's fine draughtsmanship captures the feeling of massiveness the cathedral gives to the viewer when standing just inside the gatehouse, and the groups of figures in the foreground charmingly complete the image.
Louis Laurent Raze was the best-known drawing master at the King's School, Canterbury, in the 19th Century. Born at Cambrai in France, he came to England in 1823 and settled in Canterbury. He was at the King's School from approximately 1842 to 1864.
[Stock No. 22685]