Christ and the Twelve Apostles

  Christ and the Twelve Apostles

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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1925
Christ and the Apostles with scrolls inscribed with the Apostles' Creed in Latin. Each Apostle holds either his implement of martyrdom or his symbol. The figures are: Peter, Andrew, James the Greater, John the Divine, Philip, James the Less, Thomas, Bartholemew, Matthew, Simon, Matthias and Thaddeus (Jude).

technique: carved, painted
size: 320 cm (width)
designer: Ninian Comper
artist: W.D. Gough
painter: H.A.B. Bernard-Smith

Church of St Margaret, Roath, Cardiff
east wall of the chancel

Given as a memorial to the great work of three Vicars of Roath: the Rev. Frederick William Puller Vicar 1872-1880, Bishop Charles Alan Smythis Vicar 1880-1883 and Canon Frederick John Beck Vicar 1883-1919.

Shares similarities with Comper's high altar reredos in Ripon Cathedral.





 

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Further reading

Diane A. Walker, A Guide to the Parish Church of St Margaret, Roath (Cardiff: c. 1990), pp. 15-16.

Martin Crampin, 'Biblical Art from Wales: The Mediaeval Influence' (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2010), pp. 134-5.




  Christ and the Twelve Apostles

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales


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