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The most striking thing about this painting of St. Christopher is its size. At a bare three feet wide, it is one of the smallest examples of the subject in England. Much colour has disappeared, and the painting is generally very faded, but HC Whaite, who saw it in the 1920s, reported traces of yellow pigment in the Christ Childs halo and orb, along with some green in his robe and in flowering top of St. Christophers staff.
There was also once an inscription along the lower horizontal border, indecipherable now, but suggesting, as Whaite pointed out, an early fifteenth century woodcut as a more or less direct source. The absence of much in the way of extraneous detail (restricted to a single fish now appearing as a dark shape beside the saints left foot) is also indicative of a comparatively early date in the century.
|Ashby St Ledgers, Northants||Belton, Suffolk||Burnham Overy, Norfolk||Cottered, Hertfordshire||East Wellow, Hants|
|Edingthorpe Norfolk||Fritton, Norfolk||Haddiscoe, Norfolk||Hemblington, Norfolk||Horley, Oxfordshire|
|Impington, Cambridgeshire||Irstead, Norfolk||Layer Marney, Essex||Littlebourne, Kent||Martlesham, Suffolk|
|Molesworth, Northants||Oaksey, Wilts||Paston, Norfolk||Pickering, N. Yorks||Raunds, Northants|
|Shorwell, Isle of Wight||Slapton, Northants||Stoke Dry, Rutland||Thorpe Mandeville, Northants NEW||Thurlton, Norfolk|
|Thurton, Norfolk NEW||Wickhampton, Norfolk||Willingham, Cambridgeshire||Woodeaton, Oxon|
© Anne Marshall 2004