The Last Supper

 The Last Supper

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales / Moira Doggett

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1974

Depiction of the Last Supper with Christ and Kings and Queens of England and Wessex, all dressed in the coronation regalia of their periods. The items on the table are also depictions from the various historical periods and the scene is set in the Chamber of the House of Lords.
The portraits, round the table from Christ's right hand, are Elizabeth II, George VI, George V, William IV, Henry II (depicted as Judas), Edgar the Peaceable, Athelstan, Alfred the Great, Edward the Confessor, Henry VI, Edward VII, and Elizabeth 1.

medium: oil on canvas
technique: painting
size: 157.5 x 122 cm
artist: Moira Doggett
Copyright: Moira Doggett

Bangor University Collection, Bangor, Gwynedd

Painted in London and bought by the Welsh Arts Council. It was previously hung in the Arts Centre in Cwmbran.

The monarchs were chosen as those whose virtues the artist believed to have outweighed their weaknesses. Henry II represents Judas, as he was responsible for the the murder of Thomas Becket.



 

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Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales / Moira Doggett


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