Interior of the Church of St John the Baptist, Pentrobin
from Scenes from the Life of Christ

  Interior of the Church of St John the Baptist, Pentrobin    from    Scenes from the Life of Christ

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

View along the south wall of the nave from the gallery.

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about 1845-1860

Scenes from right to left, south wall: The Annunciation, the Nativity, The Adoration of the Shepherds and the Magi, The Presentation in the Temple. Scenes from left to right, north wall: The Wedding at Cana, Jesus healing the sick, the Raising of Jairus' daughter, the Entry into Jerusalem.

technique: painting
size: 175 cm (width of each scene)
artist: John Ellis Troughton

Church of St John the Baptist, Penymynydd, Flintshire

This series of frescoes relies heavily on the work of a contemporary, the German artist Johann Friedrich Overbeck (1789-1869), a Catholic convert who lived and worked for most of his life in Rome. Overbeck was dedicated to the revival of Christian art, and was a founder of the Lukasbund, which became an influential brotherhood of artists known as the Nazarenes.


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The Wedding at CanaThe AnnunciationThe NativityThe Adoration of the MagiThe Presentation in the TempleJesus healing the sickChrist Raising the Daughter of JairusThe Entry into Jerusalem

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Further reading

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), pp. 90-1.

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

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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