Original Photograph of Design for the HMS Captain Window in…


Original Photograph of Design for the HMS Captain Window in Westminster Abbey

London Undated, [1870]

Original Sepia Photograph (130mm x 357mm) of a vidimus showing the design for the window. Mounted on card (435mm x 595mm) with additional paste-down, with the titles for each light. The vidimus includes the iron supports between each light a full description below 'Memorial Erected in Westminster Abbey to Officers and Men of H.M.S. Captain Capsized off Cape Finisterre - Sep. 7. 1870.' The scenes shown are from the Old and New Testaments (left from top): building the Ark, the passage through the Red Sea, Solomon's fleet of ships, building the ship of Tyre and Jonah's deliverance from the whale, (right from the top): Christ stilling the tempest, walking on the water, teaching from the ship, the miracle of the draught of fishes and St Paul's shipwreck. The inscription reads: In memory of the officers men and boys drowned off Cape Finisterre in HMS Captain Sep 7, 1870. Very good with some foxing and fraying to top edge of mount. John Richard Clayton (1827-1913) and Alfred Bell (1832-1895) designed several windows for Westminster Abbey. Clayton also designed the memorials to James Russell Lowell and Dean Bradley in the Abbey and the Last Supper mosaic on the High Altar was his design, executed with Italian Antonio Salviati.

Stock ID: 21573
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