Once I was a clever boy learning the arts of Oxford... is a quotation from the verses written by Bishop Richard Fleming (c.1385-1431) for his tomb in Lincoln Cathedral. Fleming, the founder of Lincoln College in Oxford, is the subject of my research for a D. Phil., and, like me, a son of the West Riding.

I have remarked in the past that I have a deeply meaningful on-going relationship with a dead fifteenth century bishop...
It was Fleming who, in effect, enabled me to come to Oxford and to learn its arts, and for that I am immensely grateful.


Monday, 2 February 2015

Medieval Images of Candlemas


Here, thanks to the post by the Rev. Gordon Plumb on the Medieval Religion discussion group, are some medieval images of Candlemas in stained glass and in other artists' mediums:


Canterbury Cathedral, nXV, c.1178-80:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/13202500733

Ashbourne, St Oswald, Derbyshire, nXVII, 4a, c.1240:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/15959572071

York Minster, nXXVIII, 2b-3b, c.1335 :
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/5036457663/in

East Harling, St Peter & St Paul, Norfolk, East window, 3b, c.1463-80:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/2480753195
and detail:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/2480750319

Leicester, Jewry Wall Museum, roundel, late 15th century:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22274117@N08/2480750319

Apse of Santa Maria Maggiore,Rome, mosaic of 13th century.
http://www.christianiconography.info/staMariaMaggiore/presentationMosaic.html

Bodleian Library, Oxford, manuscript leaves from Franciscan Antiphoners, Pisa,
mid to late 14th century:
http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/wmss/medieval/jpegs/don/a/011/1500/01100346.jpg

Pierpont Morgan Library,New York,  MS M.302., f.2r, English, c1300-10:
http://utu.morganlibrary.org/medren/single_image2.cfm?imagename=m302.002r.jpg&page=ICA000107021#A3

Metropolitan Museum of Art,New York, Byzantine icon, c.1400-1500:
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah.67.8

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