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Title: A study of stone sculpture from Cumberland and Westmorland, c.1092-1153, within a historical context
Author: Campbell, Josephine Chapman
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis examines stone sculpture produced during the period after the Normans established power in Carlisle in 1092 until the death of David I of Scotland and the consequent relinquishing of Scottish control in Carlisle in 1153. No piece of sculpture is securely dated, but all the carvings examined in the thesis are considered to belong within this timespan. The introduction to Volume One identifies questions and problems associated with the study of Anglo-Norman sculpture and provides a brief geographical and historical summary of the north-west of England. Chapter 1 introduces aspects of surviving sculpture and churches within the region and includes: the lordships; a survey of surviving sculpture; discussion of churches, building trade and sculptor’s role; dating criteria; saints and dedications; religious foundations; sculpture before 1100; the origin of Carlisle and its significance in the development of sculpture after 1100. Chapter 2 examines the lintel-stone at St Bees and the Scandinavian and other influences determining its content. Chapter 3 discusses the font at Bridekirk, its style, content and iconography and place in Anglo-Norman art. Chapter 4 focuses on the decoration of four surviving doorways in order to place their sculpture within general twelfth-century trends combined with persistent local influences. Chapter 5 concludes with discussion of the development of the parochial system and the issue of patronage in relation to the study’s previous findings.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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