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.


Friday, 25 December 2015

And the Government shall be upon his shoulder



Martin Schongauer: The Nativity

The Nativity
Martin Schongauer c.1480 
Gemäldegalerie Berlin

Image: artbible.info

A happy blessed and joyful Christmas to all my readers


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