A view through an arch in the north arcade, towards the medieval wall painting depicting the Three Living and Three Dead on the north wall of the north aisle of St Pega's Church

Date:
1930-1955
Location:
St Pega's Church, Peakirk, City of Peterborough
Reference:
AA55/01962
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

The majority of the wall paintings in St Pega's Church date from the 14th century. In the centre of the north aisle is a painting depicting the Three Living and Three Dead, a medieval tale about three noblemen who, whilst hunting, meet three animated corpses who worn the noblemen of the transience of life and admonish them for neglecting the memory of their ancestors. The painting has been damaged at the top and in the centre.

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

Medieval Church, Medieval Wall Painting, Art And Design, Religion