Picture Quiz

Here are the pictures from the e-bulletin

 

   
7. This week, not a picture but a floor-plan. Of what? This church has a total length of 407ft (124m) and its impressive nave is 252ft (77m) long.    

4. Part of The story of David and Goliath, by Francesco Pesellino (1445-55). A fantastically detailed painting telling the story of King David. In the image we see David swinging his sling and taking aim at the armoured Goliath.

 

 

5. The preliminary sketch of Saint Paul preaching at Ephesus – was by Eustache Le Sueur. It was a pitch for a much larger version given to the cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris by the city’s goldsmiths in 1649. The painting was displayed near the main door, so that passers-by could see it. It now hangs in the Louvre Museum.

6. A wall painting was an icon in Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. Built in 537 as the patriarchal cathedral of the imperial capital of Constantinople, it was the largest Christian church of the Byzantine empire. It was converted into a mosque in 1453 (Ottoman Empire), spent some time as a museum during the 20th century and in 2020, it was reconverted into a mosque. It sits next to the Blue Mosque, constructed between 1609 and 1616.

1. The Coat of Many Colours (Jacob and Joseph’s Coat) by British artist Ford Madox Brown, painted 1864-66

 

2. Judith (or Salome), by Sabastiano del Piombo, 1510.

 

 

 

3. Saint John the Baptist, painted by Hans Memling around 1478. It was commissioned by Sir John Donne (soldier, courtier and diplomat) and forms part of The Donne Triptych.

 

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