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I do not know of another wall painting of the Mass of St. Gregory in England, but a few examples still exist on screen panels and the like. According to Eamon Duffy there is one at Wellingham in Norfolk and another at Wyverstone, Suffolk. Although the Mass of St. Gregory has an obvious claim to be a record of an historical incident, it is also clearly a devotional image, and many examples in wall painting may have been destroyed (the Wyverstone panel is very severely mutilated - iconoclasts hated this image). Some others though survive in primers and other books, as documented and discussed by Duffy. A panel at Ashbourne, Derbyshire which includes an Image of Pity is at present known to me only from a photograph.
Additionally, there is a relationship here to the Warning to Swearers, as at Michaelchurch Eskley and elsewhere. And the relationship between this subject and other Warning moralities, in this case the Warning to Sabbath Breakers, is made very explicit in this example from Rhäzüns (Eglise St-Georges) in Switzerland.
Most of Slaptons many paintings are now on the site. They are the Weighing of Souls, St. Christopher, the Suicide of Judas, St. Francis Receiving the Stigmata, the Annunciation, St. Eloi shoeing the Possessed Horse and the Warning against Idle Gossip.
¹Eamon Duffy, The Stripping of the Altars, Yale, 1992, pls. 50, 139. Duffy also discusses the whole relationship of the devotional Image of Pity, which is often found separately, with no reference to St. Gregory, and the historical Mass of St. Gregory proper.
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