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, 26 December 2015

St Stephen's martyrdom

Here are two of the images posted by John Dillon on the Medieval Religion discussion group of St Stephen's martyrdom to mark his feast day today:

Bernardo Daddi fresco of 1324 in Florence's basilica di Santa Croce

Beato Angelico  fresco cycle of circa 1448 in the Vatican's Cappella Niccolina

By clicking on the links you can view larger images of the paintings.

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