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La Cathedrale Engloutie III

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Spitalfield Lane
Town:Chichester
Parish:Chichester
Council:Chichester District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:PO19 6SE
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Object setting:Inside building
Access is:Public
Location note:St. Richard's Hospital, on the wall of the Hospital Chapel, facing the door
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:140
Grid reference:D5
The A-Z books used are A-Z East Sussex and A-Z West Sussex (Editions 1A 2005). Geographers' A-Z Map Company Ltd. Sevenoaks.
Previous location:Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

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Makers

Name : Patrick Reyntiens O.B.E.
     Role:Artist
     Qualify:and
Name : Ceri Richards
     Role:Artist

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General Information

Commissioned by: The piece is on loan from Pallant House Gallery
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
Object listing:Not listed
Description:An abstract religious composition in stained glass, backlit and affixed to the wall.

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Classification

Categories:Religious, Abstract
Object type1:Panel
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Panel
     Material:Stained glass
     Height (cm):136
     Width (cm):80
     Depth (cm):20

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:28/07/2008

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History

History:La Cathédral Engloutie (The Sunken Cathedral) is a prelude written by the French composer Claude Debussy for solo piano. It was published in 1910 as the tenth prelude in Debussy’s first of two volumes of twelve piano preludes each. It is a characteristic work of Debussy in its form, harmony, and content. The piece is based on an ancient Breton myth in which a cathedral, which is submerged underwater off the coast of the Island of Ys, rises up from the sea on certain mornings. Sounds can be heard of priests chanting, bells chiming, and the organ playing, from across the sea.
(Wikipedia)

The painter Ceri Richards often took inspiration for his work from poetry and music. Between 1957 and 1962 he produced a series of abstract paintings that were a direct response to the Debussy piece.

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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