Size: 11 x 14"
Drawn on the back of mat board, this original drawing is sturdier than most and has a number printed in the bottom left corner. Coincidentally, Trinity Church itself has a remarkably firm foundation, supported by thousands of vertical wood pilings underground. Located in the Back Bay area of Boston, the church stands on landfill, which used to be marshland. To build a massive granite and sandstone structure in such a place took great care, and that’s exactly what the builders exercised during its construction from 1872-77.
Inspired by early medieval and Byzantine architecture, Henry Hobson Richardson developed his signature “Richardsonian Romanesque” style while designing Trinity Church, and it shines through in this original drawing. Many other talented people contributed to the building’s outstanding stained glass, murals, sculpture and decorative interior. This illustration makes for a magnificent focal point anywhere it’s displayed.