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Beatrice Parsons (1869-1955)

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Beatrice Parsons (1869-1955)

The herbaceous border, The Canonry, Salisbury Cathedral

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Beatrice Parsons (1869-1955) The herbaceous border, The Canonry, Salisbury Cathedral signed 'Beatrice Parsons' (lower right) and inscribed as title (on the reverse, according to the previous cataloguing) pencil and watercolour 14 x 18 in. (35.6 x 45.7 cm.)
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Please note the present drawing depicts the North Canonry and not the South Canonry as suggested in the catalogue note.

Lot Essay

Rebuilt twice, once after the Restoration and again a hundred years later, the South Canonry at Salisbury stands on a medieval site. From 1225 until the Reformation, the lost medieval building had been the home of the Canon Chancellor, who was the chief supervisor of education at the Cathedral. As Parsons's watercolour is undated, it is not entirely clear whether she drew the garden before or after the Canonry became the official residence of the Bishops of Salisbury, in 1947.

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