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As is usual with earlier paintings of St. Christopher, this has little in the way of contextual scenes from the Saints life, but compared to some more elaborate versions, there is a gently attractive simplicity here.
Christophers tight-fitting tunic has a pattern of stems and leaves in green on blue still faintly visible in the original. His hat, with soft crown and upturned brim, is interesting too, as is his very plain staff, which shows no sign of the sprouting vegetation mentioned in the Golden Legend story and usually included by later painters.
There is peacocks eye and other diaper patterning in the background. An elegant scrollwork frame, very typical of 14th century work and best seen here running down the left-hand side, surrounded the painting.
The 12th century paintings of the Martyrdom of S.Edmund and associated subjects in the apse at Fritton are now on the site.
|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 2000