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:

Ashbourne, St Oswald, Derbyshire, nXVII, 4a, c.1240:

York Minster, nXXVIII, 2b-3b, c.1335 :

East Harling, St Peter & St Paul, Norfolk, East window, 3b, c.1463-80:
and detail:

Leicester, Jewry Wall Museum, roundel, late 15th century:

Apse of Santa Maria Maggiore,Rome, mosaic of 13th century.

Bodleian Library, Oxford, manuscript leaves from Franciscan Antiphoners, Pisa,
mid to late 14th century:

Pierpont Morgan Library,New York,  MS M.302., f.2r, English, c1300-10:

Metropolitan Museum of Art,New York, Byzantine icon, c.1400-1500:

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