ARCHITECT, English
(active 1502-1509 in London)

Interior view

1502-09
Photo
Westminster Abbey, London

Henry VII (1485-1509) had the Lady Chapel in the east of the Westminster Abbey torn down for his own burial place and the choir made twice as long. Both outside and inside, Henry VII's Chapel is composed entirely of intricate panels with hardly any plain wall area left. The greatest triumph of the interior space is the vault. It is a fan vault, but combined with large hanging bosses called pendants.

The photo shows the pendant fan vault Henry VII's Lady Chapel.




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