St Mary's Church, Madresfield (East Window)

Recent Photograph of St Mary's Church (East Window) (Madresfield)

The painting (above the altar) is of The Institution of the Eucharist. The guide booklet tells us it differs both from the account of the Last Supper in the Bible, and from Leonardo da Vinci's painting, as here Christ is dressed as an Anglican priest, and his disciples are shown to be kneeling. The painting is believed to have been in a style suggested by Frederick, 6th Earl of Beauchamp (1830-1891), who was almost converted to Catholicism during a trip to Italy in 1855, but was dissuaded by his more Anglican brother Henry, 5th Earl Beauchamp.

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

Image contributed by Rosemary Lockie on 21st July 2010.
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