Saint Pierre de Beauvais
Saint Pierre de Beauvais

Saint Pierre de Beauvais

c. 1860 English

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Watercolour, the Cathedrale de Saint Pierre de Beauvais with medieval street scene. Beauvais, famous for the production of tapestries in the 17th century. By English artist E.M.Marshall, circa 1860.
Stock No. 6292W

ST. PIERRE, BEAUVAIS – Stock No. 6292W

A watercolour sketch of the Roman Catholic cathedral Saint-Pierre in Beauvais, Normandy. The cathedral was the tallest Gothic structure ever attempted, with building commencing in 1225. The building collapsed twice during construction and was eventually left unfinished after the crossing tower fell down in 1573 just a few days after completion. Only half the cathedral has been built, including the choir and the transept.

Emily Mary Marshall

Born in 1841, the daughter of the Reverend John William Henry Marshall, rector of Ovingdean Parish, Suffolk, and alumnus of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, Emily Marshall was as well travelled and accomplished as were most ladies from the middle classes in the 1800s. More so, as with other members of her family, most notably her nephew, John William Henry Marshall-West and his brother Algernon Edward West, she was a gifted artist, painting prolifically in watercolour, scenes that reflected her European travels in Italy, France, Belgium and Holland as well as scenes from her own English surrounding countryside.

She had an eye for detail, painting everything from architecture to boats with an unerring accuracy and her work competently fluctuated in style from artistic, highly detailed and atmospheric simplicity to moody complexity in her portrayal of skies and seascapes. She captured people going about their everyday work and street scenes incorporating significant or ancient buildings and monuments with considerable ease. She also effortlessly reproduced the essence and period of each place and scene and displayed her extreme competence with the use of perspective.

The watercolours in our collection have been preserved from the effect of light and are subsequently probably as strong as when created by the artist, bold and unfaded. Each painting has been mounted and framed.
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