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John Thorpe

(c. 1565–c.1655). English land-and building-surveyor, who also appears to have designed (though rarely supervised) buildings. He produced a book of plans (preserved in Sir John ...

Prentys, Thomas

Prentys, Thomas (fl 1414–19)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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...though deprived of its colouring and canopy. St John Hope ascribed a large number of other monuments to the same workshop, including the tombs of Thomas, Earl of Arundel ( d 1415 ) and the Countess of Arundel ( d 1439 ) in St Nicholas’s, Arundel, Henry IV ( d 1413 ) and Queen Joan at Canterbury Cathedral, and Ralph Neville, Earl of Westmorland ( d 1425 ) with his Two Wives in St Mary’s, Staindrop, Durham. To this group Gardner added the monument to Sir Edmund Thorpe ( d 1417 ) and Lady Thorpe in All Saints, Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk, while a...

Eltham Palace

Eltham Palace   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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...an embattled timber cloister. Two 16th-century plans of the Tudor palace survive, which compensate somewhat for the ruinous and fragmentary state of the remains and enable the Tudor layout to be established. One plan (London, N. Archvs) is signed by the surveyor and collector John Thorpe ( c. 1565 –? 1655 ) and dated 1590 , the other (Hatfield House, Herts) is to the same scale but unsigned. There were two irregular courts on different axes, c. 300 × 140 m, with an inner moated enclosure of c. 110 × 95 m, making Tudor Eltham about the same size as...

Carolingian metalwork

Carolingian metalwork   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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...first few decades of the 10th century were spent trying, often in vain, to preserve these spectacular treasures from the pillaging of the Vikings, Slavs, and Hungarians. Bibliography Einhard and Notger the Stammerer: Two Lives of Charlemagne (early 9th century); trans. L. Thorpe (Harmondsworth, 1974) D. M. Félibien : Histoire de l’abbaye de Saint-Denis (Paris, 1706) P. E. Schramm and F. Mütherich : Denkmale der deutschen Könige und Kaiser: Ein Beitrag zur Herrschergeschichte von Karl dem Grossen bis Friedrich II, 768–1250 (Munich, 1962) F. Steenbock...

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