Print

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

dated 5/1/1849

GUSN

GUSN-12500

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

Descriptive Terms

prints (visual works)
engraving (printing process)
gesso
gilding
glass (material)
paper (fiber product)
photographs
wood (plant material)
castles (fortifications)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
people (agents)
Protestantism
religions (concept)
Unidentified Paper
Glass
Gesso
Gilded
Stipple Engraved
People
Castle
Religion
Protestantism
photographic print
PICTURE, RELIGIOUS

Inscription

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.

Associated Building

Subject St. Andrew's Castle,

People and Organizations

John Knox
St. Andrew's Castle

Maker

Ryall, H. T. (Engraver)
Bonner, William, Esq. (Printer)

Location of Origin

London, England

Dimensions

25.875 x 32.188 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1632