16th Century Bath Stone Grotesque Dragon, Henry VII Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London, circa 1503 - 1519.
16th Century Bath Stone Grotesque Dragon, Henry VII Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London, circa 1503 - 1519.
16th Century Bath Stone Grotesque Dragon, Henry VII Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London, circa 1503 - 1519.
16th Century Bath Stone Grotesque Dragon, Henry VII Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London, circa 1503 - 1519.
16th Century Bath Stone Grotesque Dragon, Henry VII Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London, circa 1503 - 1519.
16th Century Bath Stone Grotesque Dragon, Henry VII Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London, circa 1503 - 1519.
16th Century Bath Stone Grotesque Dragon, Henry VII Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London, circa 1503 - 1519.
16th Century Bath Stone Grotesque Dragon, Henry VII Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London, circa 1503 - 1519.
16th Century Bath Stone Grotesque Dragon, Henry VII Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London, circa 1503 - 1519.
16th Century Bath Stone Grotesque Dragon, Henry VII Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London, circa 1503 - 1519.
16th Century Bath Stone Grotesque Dragon, Henry VII Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London, circa 1503 - 1519.
16th Century Bath Stone Grotesque Dragon, Henry VII Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London, circa 1503 - 1519.
16th Century Bath Stone Grotesque Dragon, Henry VII Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London, circa 1503 - 1519.
16th Century Bath Stone Grotesque Dragon, Henry VII Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London, circa 1503 - 1519.

16th Century Bath Stone Grotesque Dragon, Henry VII Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London, circa 1503 - 1519.

c. 1503 to 1519 England

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Rare and Important early 16th Century Bath-stone Grotesque Dragon, Henry VII Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London, circa 1503 - 1519.


The Bath stone Dragon head with gaping toothed mouth and elongated nose with raised nodules running over the head.
Originally sited at the base of one of the ten tapered pinnacles on the roof of
Henry VII Chapel, each pinnacle terminating in a cluster of four differing grotesques, featuring Dragons, Hounds and Lions
Very good condition, with weathering commensurate with age.
This stone Dragon Grotesque was originally sited at the base of one of the ten pinnacles on the roof of the Henry VII Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey.

It was removed during major renovation work on the Chapel in the late 1970’s. This was undertaken by the specialist restoration company, Rattee & Kett of Cambridge, est.1848. With their team of master masons, carvers and sculptors, under the direct supervision of the Abbey’s appointed Surveyor Of The Fabric, John Peter Foster.

John Foster inspected all aspects of the surviving Medieval stone work, by the traditional method of tapping with a wooden shaft - if a hollow ring was heard, the stone was deemed not safe and was removed.
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Dimensions
Height 6.50 inch (16.51 cm)
Width 6.00 inch (15.24 cm)
Depth 6.50 inch (16.51 cm)
Stock Code
3380
Medium
Bath Limestone
Signed/Inscribed
Circa 1503 - 1519
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