Cathedral of Santa Maria: the high altar with the reredos behind

RIBApix ref no RIBA108544
Architect/DesignerDancart, Pieter (d. 1489)
Artist/PhotographerBenton, Tim
CountrySpain
CitySeville
Subject Date1482
Image Date1989
ViewInterior
ViewWorm's-eye
StyleGothic
MediumTransparency
Library ReferenceBenton 89-24-08
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Tim Benton / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The cathedral which is on the site of the city's Almohad Mosque was constructed in 1402-1506. In 1511 the dome collapsed and was repaired, but collapsed again in 1888 following an earthquake. The carved and gilded reredos by the Flemish artist Pieter Dancart, completed in 1482, is considered to be the largest and richest in the world.

Subject tags

cathedrals, statues, decorative woodwork, altars