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- Object: The Preaching of Knox before the Lords of the Congregation, 10th June 1559
John Knox on the right in the pulpit of St Andrew's church, Fifeshire, in a black cape and cap, gesturing furiously out towards the congregation, which includes the Earl of Argyl and his wife on the left, in front of Archbishop Hamilton who listens despite himself, frowning, a soldier with a gun at the ready next to him, and the Admirable Crichton in a scholar's cap forming part of a small group around the pulpit; after Wilkie; Proof before title and lettering of the published state. 1838
Etching and engraving on chine collé
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Height: 580 millimetres
Width: 763 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Published with a key, which gives details of the occasion taken from Dr. McCrie's Life of Knox, and the people present, noting that the Archbishop had threatened to have Knox shot if he ever appeared in the pulpit.
The painting was exhibited a the Royal Academy in 1832; it is in the collection of the Tate Gallery, London, N00894.
For a key, see 2010,7081.7474
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- The sale of 'engravings from the portfolios of two eminent collectors' is identified as that of B G Windus of Tottenham in Josi's report to the Trustees. The 11 prints purchased at the sale were all after Wilkie, and cost a total of £45 5s 6d.
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