The Visit of the Three Angels to Abraham and Sarah

  The Visit of the Three Angels to Abraham and Sarah

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales. Courtesy: Cardiff Castle (Cardiff Council)

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about 1872
Fireplace and hood depicting three angels under canopies, with the figures of Abraham and Sarah at either side, with oak leaf decoration. The inscription in Greek reads "Entertaining Angels Unawares'.

technique: carved, painted

designer: William Burges
patron: John Patrick Crichton-Stuart
artist: Thomas Nicholls

Cardiff Castle, Cardiff
Private Dining Room

The design of the chimney-piece shares similarities with that at Burges' Tower House in London, also carved by Thomas Nicholls.

The subject reflects the theme of hospitality.



 

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Further reading

John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Glamorgan (London/Cardiff: 1995), p. 207.

Martin Crampin and John Morgan-Guy, Imaging the Bible in Wales (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2010), Reproduction and Tradition: The Medieval World.




  The Visit of the Three Angels to Abraham and Sarah

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales. Courtesy: Cardiff Castle (Cardiff Council)


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