Samuel Prout

Front of the Cathedral, Milan

1839
Milan's Cathedral is an exuberant architectural confection of multitudinous turrets and pinnacles, lacelike tracery, and more than three thousand pieces of finely carved sculpture decorating its exterior. A masterpiece of Italian Gothic architecture, it is the third-largest church in modern Europe. Construction on the Cathedral began in 1386 and went on through several centuries; its façade was brought to completion only in the early 19th century, under orders from Napoleon.
Artist
Title
Front of the Cathedral, Milan
Date
1839
Medium
Print
Materials
lithograph on chine collé, mounted on Bristol board
Dimensions
28.6 x 40.5 cm
Nationality
British
Credit line
Purchased 1922
Accession number
2644