Frederic Shields and Evangelical Iconography

Date: 6th March 2018

Time: 19:30

in the 19th Century: the Stained Glass and Mosaics in Eaton Hall Chapel

Speaker: Professor Philip Alexander (University of Manchester)

A close friend of Dante Rossetti, Frederic Shields (1833-1911) was a respected artist in his day, admired for his consummate draughtsmanship. His most substantial surviving work is the scheme of stained glass windows and mosaics that adorn the Chapel at Eaton Hall in Cheshire, the seat of the Duke of Westminster. In this illustrated lecture Professor Alexander will analyse in depth Shields' iconography and argue that it represents a distinctive evangelical style, the inspiration for which can be traced in evangelical Bible commentary of the period. The mosaics in nearby Chester Cathedral will be used as a point of reference.

Philip Alexander is Emeritus Professor of Postbiblical Jewish Literature at the University of Manchester, and a Visiting Professor at St. Andrews, Liverpool Hope, and Chester
in the 19th Century: the Stained Glass and Mosaics in Eaton Hall Chapel

Hollybank House, University of Chester, Liverpool Road, Chester CH2 1AB

Admission at the door: £3.00 (Students: £1.00) Soft Drinks, Wine and Refreshments available

 

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