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1971.1632 (RS118315)

Description

Thin wood gilt frame with scrolled gesso corners. Under glass. Black and white engraving of "John Knox Administering the First Protestant Sacrament, During the Siege of the Castle of St. Andrews, 1547." It is of a scene inside a large hall. In the center foreground are two seated women in white dresses and veils, one about to drink from a large chalice. To the left, standing on a platform, is John Knox with his arms outstretched, looking at the women. To the right, are three men seated at a table, one in armor rests his head in his arms on the table. In the background are numerous other people observiing the scene.

Details

Maker
Ryall, H. T. (Engraver)
Bonner, William, Esq. (Printer)
Date
dated 5/1/1849
Inscriptions
Below the title is a caption: His labours were so successful during the time that he preached at St. Andrews that besides the garrison in the castle a great number of inhabitants of the town renounced Popery, and made profession of their Protestant faith, by participating of the Lord's Supper. This was the first time that the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper was dispensed according to the reformed faith in Scotland.
Location of origin
London, England
Associated Building
Subject St. Andrew's Castle. Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
engraving (printing process)
gesso
gilding
glass (material)
paper (fiber product)
photographs
wood (plant material)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Castle
castles (fortifications)
engraving (printing process)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
gesso
Gesso
Gilded
gilding
Glass
glass (material)
paper (fiber product)
People
people (agents)
photographic print
photographs
PICTURE, RELIGIOUS
prints (visual works)
Protestantism
Religion
religions (concept)
Stipple Engraved
Unidentified Paper
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
John Knox
St. Andrew's Castle
Dimensions
25.875 x 32.188 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1632
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
12500

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