The Altarpiece of St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol by William Hogarth

Altarpiece composed of three canvases: 1) Centrepiece, 'The Ascension; 2) Side piece, 'The Sealing of the Sepulchre, and 3) Side piece, 'The Three Marys at the Tomb'.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
1) 67.3 x 58.5 cm; 2) & 3) 42.3 x 36.6 cm
Art Fund grant:
£500
Acquired in:
1955

Not a triptych, the central canvas was hung high over the altar, and the side panels were fixed at right angles to it on top of the screen.

Provenance

Commissioned from Hogarth by St Maru Redcliffe, Bristol in May 1755; The Vestry of St Mary Redcliffe.

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