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St. Christopher, Wickhampton, Norfolk (Norwich) C.15

Photo:T.Marshall St. Christopher, Wickhampton [101KB] With the addition of this St. Christopher, all the paintings at Wickhampton are now on these pages. Although faded now, and probably in need of some gentle restoration again (so far as I know it was last restored in 1963), it is a fine 15th century example, framed within a broad scrollwork border. Christopher, leaning on his staff with right hand on hip, and the Christ Child on his right shoulder occupy most of the picture space, but there is a nice collection of fish around his lower legs. To the left beside his left foot his left foot is a carefully observed sole or plaice, showing, correctly, both eyes on one side and the semicircle of its gill below. Below this same foot is a crab (below right), St. Christopher, Wissington, detail, crab & plaice [12KB] equally well painted and shown flat, as on a fishmonger’s slab, although it is not easy to see in photographs.

The other paintings at Wickhampton are The Three Living & The Three Dead and the Seven Works of Mercy, both now with new photographs.

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More paintings of St. Christopher. Follow the links below for individual picture and text pages - in page heading = Diocese
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

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Anne Marshall 2001