Panorama of the painted ceiling in the nave of Peterborough Cathedral, England. Ceiling painted around 1230 and copied in full living color by the very talented John Sleigh in the 1840’s. Entitled “Strickland’s Lithographic Drawing of the Ancient Painted Ceiling in the Nave of Peterborough Cathedral”, it was published in 1849.

Strickland's Lithographic Drawing of the Ancient Painted Ceiling in the Nave of Peterborough Cathedral. 1849.
Strickland’s Lithographic Strickland’s Lithographic Drawing of the Ancient Painted Ceiling in the Nave of Peterborough Cathedral. 1849. Seven accordion-folded and hinged chromolithographed panels unfolding to six feet. Image © Swann Auction Galleries, New York. Artwork in the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/asp/fullCatalogue.asp?salelot=2497++++++67+&refno=++747398&saletype=
"Lithographic Drawing of the Ancient Painted Ceiling in the Nave of Peterborough Cathedral." detail #1.
“Lithographic Drawing of the Ancient Painted Ceiling in the Nave of Peterborough Cathedral.” detail #1. Image © Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University. Artwork in the public domain because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://graphicarts.princeton.edu/2015/03/10/peterborough-cathedral-ceiling-reproduced/
"Lithographic Drawing of the Ancient Painted Ceiling in the Nave of Peterborough Cathedral." detail #2.
“Lithographic Drawing of the Ancient Painted Ceiling in the Nave of Peterborough Cathedral.” detail #2. Image © Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University. Artwork in the public domain because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://graphicarts.princeton.edu/2015/03/10/peterborough-cathedral-ceiling-reproduced/
"Lithographic Drawing of the Ancient Painted Ceiling in the Nave of Peterborough Cathedral." detail #3.
“Lithographic Drawing of the Ancient Painted Ceiling in the Nave of Peterborough Cathedral.” detail #3. Image © Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University. Artwork in the public domain because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://graphicarts.princeton.edu/2015/03/10/peterborough-cathedral-ceiling-reproduced/

The last three being details of the first. There were only a very few copies made but fortunately one landed at in the special collections library at Princeton from which these three images come.

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