Wall-Paintings in Croughton Church, Northamptonshire … Communicated to the Society of Antiquaries, [May, 1926].

Oxford: Printed by John Johnson for the Society of Antiquaries, London, 1927.

Price: $375.00

About the item

First separate edition, reprinted from Archaeologia, Vol. LXXVI. With 13 plates (three in color). Pp. [ii], [179-204. 1 vols. Folio. Marbled boards, art vellum spine titled in gilt. Top corner of lower board bumped. Some toning to first and last page, a few stray traces of foxing. Very good plus. Scarce. Pfaff, pp. 362, 436.

Item #339082

Allan Ramsay, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and a former master at Eton, inherited Croughton House and M.R. James visited him while the church was being restored. E.W. Tristram advised on the preservation of the wall paintings: “a very interesting lot in two rows on the aisle walls — of the life of Chrust soon after 1300 at the latest” (Pfaff, p. 362). Tristram’s paper discusses the paintings in a general way (pp. 179-184); M.R. James writes a detailed iconography of each painting in the series, keyed to the plates.
Uncommon in the separate publication.