Part of the medieval wall painting in the north aisle of St Pega's Church, including a depiction of a nobleman from the Three Living and Three Dead on the right

Date:
1930-1955
Location:
St Pega's Church, Peakirk, City of Peterborough
Reference:
AA55/01963
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 border of this painting and the left-most nobleman can be seen on the right of this photograph. The subject in the centre has not been identified.

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