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  • Record Number: 4035
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Coldstream , Nicola.
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  • Title: The Commissioning and Design of the Eleanor Crosses [The author argues that Edward I’s extravagant mourning of Eleanor, epitomized by the commissioning of the Eleanor Crosses, intended to demonstrate the splendor of royalty. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Eleanor of Castile 1290-1990: Essays to Commemorate the 700th Anniversary of her death: 28 November 1290.  Edited by David Parsons.  Paul Watkins, 1991.  Pages 55 - 68.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Sculpture Commemoration Crosses and Crucifixes Edward I, King of England Eleanor Crosses Eleanor of Castile, Queen- Consort of Edward I, King of England Mourning
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 13
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  • Illustrations: Nine Illustrations. Figure One Map of the sites of the Eleanor crosses. Figure Two The Waltham Cross from J. Falmer’s “The History of the Ancient Town and the once Famous Abbey of Waltham” (1735). Figure Three Photograph of the Hardingstone Cross. Figure Four Photograph of the Geddington Cross. Figure Five Westminster Abbey: tomb of Edmund Crouchback. Figure Six Drawing of St. Stephen’s Chapel, Westminster; longitudinal section. Figure Seven Westminster Abbey: interior of choir. Figure Eight St Ethelreda’s, Holborn: interior. Figure Nine Westminster Abbey: Queen Eleanor’s tomb. Drawing from "Architectural Association Sketch Book," 1867-1868.
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  • Author's Affiliation: Macmillan Dictionary of Art
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  • Year of Publication: 1991.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1871615984
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