Tuesday, 16 September 2008

A small remnant of former glories.

Where medieval wallpaintings do survive they are often far from complete. All that survives of this fifteenth century Annunciation at Combe in Oxfordshire is a mere fragment of a once vibrant and lively figure of the Archangel Gabriel. Much of the painting has been lost due to neglect, decay and indifference in the centuires since the Reformation.

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