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the on the effect the by of A - - of j - i j be , The In - Medieval Wall Paintings Restored in Breage Church Famous Murals First Discovered Discovered Under Whitewash In 1891 LONDON The preservation of the Important medieval wall paintings in Breaee church has been completed. They were first discovered beneath layers of whitewash whitewash and texts during t!e resora - J t'on m.1 by,he ,hMI V' tn Rev. Jocelvn Barnes, when most of the subjects were uncovered. and two received a certain amount of repainting. As a result of the recent work the church now possesses one of the best sets ot wall paintings tn Cornwall, where screen - painting is fairly common, but because ef the damp atmosphere and other destructive destructive agencies, few murals have survived. Vision ef Piers Plowman The most Interesting subject In I the church Is the large figure. 10 I feet high, ot Christ as Piers Plow - man a nude figure crowned, show ing the five wounds, from which the blond flows over a surrounding halo of implements of every kind, signifying the Consecration of Labor. The subject was Identified In the first instance by .Profeafor Tristram. and is an almost ."reral Illustration ot certain from William Langland's poem which became known about 1380 giving the vision of people's Christ Figures ef taints The other paintings consist of single figures of saints In the window window window - splays and in the intervening wall spaces. There must originajly have been a complete set round the church, but only five now remain. The interesting point about these figures lies in their technique ana fine detail. Although they are six feet high, they are pure screen - painting in style, and were clearly the work of an artist used to the smaller scale of rood - screen panels. The color - range, too, is exceptlon - allv wide e. brilliant green "d rich blue being used In addition to i every shade of the usual red and yellow ochres. The church at Breage was given to the wealthy and Important Abbey ot Haylet by Richard Earl ot Cornwall, King ef the Romans, and remained in their possession up to the time of the Suppression. It Is recorded that ft great rebuilding rebuilding scheme was undertaken at Breage in the mid - fifteenth cen tury, and the building, largely as we 'see it today, was consecrated on Dec. 24, 14fi. The wall paint ings were probably a later enrichment enrichment given by a wealthy patron or lord of the manor, and may be dated between 1470 and 1900, can Winnipeg in

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  1. The Winnipeg Tribune,
  2. 07 Dec 1935, Sat,
  3. Page 14

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