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 March 2016

Good Friday




http://www.casa-in-italia.com/artpx/flem/images/Goes_Vienna_Lamentation.JPG


 The Lamentation 
  Hugo van der Goes
circa 1470 
 Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

 Joseph of Arimathea (behind Jesus) and Nicodemus (at Jesus' left) 

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Image: Breviary.net


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