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Oh man,
I am blessed that i can still post such a great pic from London at this moment.
My heart goes out to those Londoners!

The ornate, soaring stone screen from year 1455-75 behind the high altar in Winchester Cathedral, is one of the most important monuments of the period. The original painted statues that once adorned its carved niches were gone.

What you see now is a restoration work in the 19th century, which explains the presence of Queen Victoria among the Saxon monarchs. The original statuary was broken up at the time of the Reformation but much was recovered and is displayed in the Triforium Gallery.The original photograph of this was taken after 1899, because in that year the painting 'The Raising of Lazarus' by Benjamin West, above the altar was sold. The painting was replaced by a sculpture of the Holy Family and six saints, as shown here. The whole restoration of the Great Screen was overseen by Dean Kitchin.Search for "Winchester Cathedral" to see other images and find out more about the cathedral's history.References:1. Bussby, F. (1979) Winchester Cathedral, 1079-1979, p.245-249.2. Crook, J. (1993) Winchester Cathedral. p. 113. Winchester Local Studies Library in Jewry Street, Winchester, holds many books on the Cathedral for further information.Copy photograph made by Derek Dine, 1970-1980

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