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- Object: Knox preaching before the Lords of the Congregation.
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; scratched-letter state.
Engraving and etching on chine collé
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Height: 276 millimetres (cut)
Width: 380 millimetres (cut)
- 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
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Preaching of John Knox before the Lords of Congregation 10 June 1559
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