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Virgin and Child a058984

Virgin and Child a058984


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Filename: aa058948.jpg

Size: 3744 x 4680 (24.9MB)

Date: 11th November 2016

Source: Historic England

Credit: © Historic England Archive. Jam

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

Urgency (1-8) 5=normal: 5

Source: Historic England Archive

Owner URL: images.historicenglandservices.org.uk

Job Title: Staff Photographer

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Virgin and Child a058984

Church of St Nicholas, Pinvin, Worcestershire.
Detail of wall painting showing the Virgin and Child with two of the three kings

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Media ID 13113885

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Christmas Decorative Medieval Wall Painting


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This print transports us to the Church of St Nicholas in Pinvin, Worcestershire, where a remarkable wall painting takes center stage. The image beautifully captures a detailed section of this medieval masterpiece known as "Virgin and Child a058984." In this enchanting scene, we are presented with the timeless bond between the Virgin Mary and her divine child. Their tender embrace emanates warmth and love, evoking a sense of serenity that resonates deeply within our souls. As we gaze upon their faces, it becomes apparent that this depiction is not merely decorative but rather an expression of profound spirituality. The artist's skillful brushstrokes bring life to every element within the composition. From the intricate folds of Mary's flowing robes to the cherubic innocence radiating from baby Jesus' face, each detail has been meticulously rendered with great care and precision. Adding further depth to this sacred tableau are two figures representing two of the three kings who traveled afar bearing gifts for the newborn King. Their presence serves as a reminder of Christmas' significance – celebrating both Christ's birth and humanity's capacity for generosity. James O. Davies has masterfully captured this extraordinary work in his photograph, preserving its historical importance for future generations to appreciate. Through his lens, we can admire not only its artistic beauty but also recognize its cultural value as part of England's rich heritage. As we contemplate this awe-inspiring image, let us be reminded that art has always played an integral role in connecting people across time and space. It allows us to glimpse into moments long past while simultaneously inspiring contemplation about our own place in history.

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