Saturday, December 29, 2007

Christ healing a blind man

Pennington and Bridgen
Christ healing a blind man 1886
Rectangular terracotta panel of seven figures
189 cm high x 305 cm long approx
Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester

The gabled wings of the Hospital at each end of the main façade on Oxford Road were decorated with relief panels depicting Christ restoring the sight of a blind man.

For some reason I much prefer the above treatment of the subject over that in the Italian Lectionary below

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