Paintings of the Sibyls of Samia, Erythrae, Persia and Europa, in wainscot panels of the rood screen in St Dionysius' Church

Date:
1930-1951
Location:
ST DIONYSIUS CHURCH, CHURCH STREET, Bradninch, BRADNINCH, Mid Devon, Devon
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St Disen's Church, Church Street, Bradninch, Mid Devon, Devon
Reference:
AA51/05916
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

The rood screen in St Dionysius' Church stretches across the nave and aisle and features 52 painted wainscot panels dating from the early 16th century. These paintings depict the prophets and apostles, the 12 sibyls, the four Latin doctors of the church, Adam and Eve, and scenes including the Annunciation, Visitation, and Expulsion from Paradise. The sibyls depicted in this photograph are those of Samia, Erythrae, Persia and Europa, carrying an iron cradle, a red rose, a lantern, and a sword respectively. The screen was restored and repainted, with several additions, in the mid 19th century.

Content

This is part of the Series: LTC01/01 Lady Trenchard Cox: Series of Negatives; within the Collection: LTC01 Lady Trenchard Cox Collection

Rights

© Historic England Archive

People & Organisations

Photographer: Cox, Mary Desiree

Keywords

Painting, Rood Screen, Medieval Church, Post Medieval Church, Art And Design, Religion, Women