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Bishop's Chair
Bishop's Chair
Bishop's Chair
Bishop's Chair
Bishop's Chair

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Chelmsford Museums

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When Chelmsford Cathedral was reordered in 1983–1984, John Skelton was commissioned to design the bishop's chair. Skelton learned traditional stone carving and design as an apprentice to his uncle, Eric Gill (1882–1940), and Gill's workshop successor, Joseph Cribb (1892–1967). Skelton also developed modern abstracted forms like this throne.

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slate & limestone


H 37.9 x W 20 x D 15.2 cm

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donated by the sculptor's brother, Kenneth Skelton, and his wife, who lived near Chelmsford

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