School of Art
Prints / PR1445
Scenes from the Lives of SS. Stephen and Lawrence [St Stephen being appointed to distribute food to the poor]
Publisher/Manufacturer: Arundel Society
Series title: Scenes from the Lives of SS. Stephen and Lawrence
Colour lithograph (chromolithograph) on white wove paper mounted on white card
511 x 750 mm.
Gift?: Possibly Captain E.H.Verney, R.N., F.R.A.S., Rhianva, Bangor Between 1899 and 1911?
A chromolithograph (printed by Storch & Kramer? or Fritz Frick?) after a drawing by Fattorini of a fresco by Fra Angelico from 'Scenes from the Lives of SS. Stephen and Lawrence' in the Chapel of Nicholas V, Vatican Palace, Rome, painted from 1447 to 1449
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Religious fresco with St Stephen. On the left, a kneeling Saint Stephen receives a chalice from Saint Peter at an altar. Seven robed apostles watch the ceremony two of whom hold a bible and one a scroll. On the right, a monk reads a scroll and St Stephen distributes coins and bread? to a group of figures including a man who joins his hands in prayer, a man with a staff, a child, and women (widows?) with covered baskets. The two scenes are devided by a square column. In the background are cypress trees and both classical and arabic architecture including a wall, ornate capitals, a chancel and towers / minarets. Part of the surrounding frieze is also depicted. Text on image, on halos above figures, 'STEPHANVS' [twice], 'S PETRUS', ' S IACOBUS I', 'LIP', 'ANDREA', 'ACOBVS', 'S IOAMNES' and 'THÆVES'