Roodscreens and Roodlofts, Vol. 2 of 2 (Classic Reprint)

Roodscreens and Roodlofts Vol of Classic Reprint Excerpt from Roodscreens and Roodlofts Vol of Rector that the saints painted on his screen were many and various but that was all he knew or cared about them Still such indifference is nowadays l

  • Title: Roodscreens and Roodlofts, Vol. 2 of 2 (Classic Reprint)
  • Author: Frederick Bligh Bond
  • ISBN: 9781333690113
  • Page: 396
  • Format: Paperback
  • Excerpt from Roodscreens and Roodlofts, Vol 2 of 2Rector that the saints painted on his screen were many and various, but that was all he knew or cared about them Still such indifference is nowadays luckily becoming rare The present writer has met, as a rule, with the greatest kindness and assistance in his work from the parish clergy of Devon, assistance which must beExcerpt from Roodscreens and Roodlofts, Vol 2 of 2Rector that the saints painted on his screen were many and various, but that was all he knew or cared about them Still such indifference is nowadays luckily becoming rare The present writer has met, as a rule, with the greatest kindness and assistance in his work from the parish clergy of Devon, assistance which must be gratefully acknowledged.Still it is felt that an attempt to identify and name the saints thus painted on so many screens will be useful and welcome to not a few.Devonshire is not the only county which boasts of these painted panels In East Anglia and in Cornwall a notable feature Of the roodscreen was the series of saintly figures painted on the panels This feature which gave to these English screens a notable similarity to the eastern iconostasis is not, however, by any means universal in Devon Most of them are found in the district between Exeter and Totnes, though there are outlying examples in other parts Of the county The number of screens which still remain with at least some portion of their ancient paintings intact is upwards Of forty.The object of this study, then, is to identify as far as possible the saints whose representations have thus come down to us from mediaval times, give some account of these holy personages and their emblems, and illustrate the paintings themselves, both by verbal description and by drawings and photographs It was the writer s ambition to give one illustration of each saint who is to be found depicted on a Devon roodscreen, and though this ambition has not been fully realised, owing to the great difficulties in the way, he has nevertheless the satisfaction of giving a very large series of illustrations of these figures hitherto unpublished.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at forgottenbooksThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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