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.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Coronation of the Virgin Mary

Today is the Feast of the Queenship of Mary, being the Octave Day of the Assumption.

Image: Michael Pacher - M.Pacher / Coronation of the Virgin Mary 

The Coronation of the Virgin
Michael Pacher  c.1435-1498


This wonderful image is one I first came across many years ago, but until recently was unable to locate, not being sure of the name of the artist, and which I have tracked down thanks to the Internet. 

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