Once I was a clever boy learning the arts of Oxford... is a quotation from the verses written by Bishop Richard Fleming (c.1385-1431) for his tomb in Lincoln Cathedral. Fleming, the founder of Lincoln College in Oxford, is the subject of my research for a D. Phil., and, like me, a son of the West Riding.

I have remarked in the past that I have a deeply meaningful on-going relationship with a dead fifteenth century bishop...
It was Fleming who, in effect, enabled me to come to Oxford and to learn its arts, and for that I am immensely grateful.


Monday, 28 November 2011

The Way of Salvation - details


Following on from my previous post I have found a view of part of Andrea di Firenze's The Way of Salvation which shows some of the figures of the ecclesiastical and temporal hierarchy in more detail, including the figure of the Knight of the Garter, who is very prominent in the centre foreground. Ages ago I read a piece which tried to identify him, but have not got it to hand.

http://mystudios.com/artgallery/paintings/129501-130000/129692/size1.jpg

Image:mystudios.com

Here are two more details:

The first shows the figures to the left of the previous group, with members of various religious orders and a bishop:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3177/2412179516_715443080d_z.jpg?zz=1

The Dominicans preaching:

photo

Images: arthistory390 on Flickr


Finally, here is a detail from the upper right of the painting:

http://www.brightcecilia.net/gallery2/d/1522-2/Andrea+da+Firenze.jpg

Image:brightscecilia.com


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