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Framed Print : The Vigil, c1884, (1938). Artist: John Pettie

The Vigil, c1884, (1938). Artist: John Pettie



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The Vigil, c1884, (1938). Artist: John Pettie

The Vigil, c1884. The Vigil of Arms was one of the religious exercises, which in the Middle Ages preceded the conferment of knighthood. The artist James Watt was the model for the knight; the background was taken from St Bartholomew?s Church in Smithfield. Painting held at the Tate Britain, London. From World-Famous Paintings edited by J. Greig Pirie [W. & G. Foyle, Ltd, London, 1938.]

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Altar Cloak J Greig J Greig Pirie James Watt John Pettie Knight Knighthood Looking Up Pettie Pirie Tate Britain Vigil Watt World Famous Paintings Worship Worshipping St Bartholomews Church


18"x14" Modern Frame

Introducing the Media Storehouse Framed Print of "The Vigil, c1884 (1938)" by renowned artist John Pettie, exclusively from Heritage Images. This captivating artwork depicts a powerful scene from the Middle Ages, where knights gather for the solemn vigil before the conferment of knighthood. The intricate details and rich colors bring the history and tradition of this ancient ritual to life. Our high-quality framed print is a stunning addition to any home or office, evoking a sense of history, courage, and reverence. Add this masterpiece to your collection and let the story of the vigil inspire you every day.

16x12 Print in an MDF Wooden Frame with 180 gsm Satin Finish Paper. Glazed using shatter proof thin plexiglass. Frame thickness is 1 inch and depth 0.75 inch. Fluted cardboard backing held with clips. Supplied ready to hang with sawtooth hanger and rubber bumpers. Spot clean with a damp cloth. Packaged foam wrapped in a card.

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Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 40.6cm x 35.6cm (16" x 14")

Estimated Product Size is 45.7cm x 35.6cm (18" x 14")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) orientation to match the source image.


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The Vigil, c1884

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is a captivating oil painting by John Pettie that transports viewers back to the Middle Ages. This artwork, featured in the World-Famous Paintings collection edited by J. Greig Pirie, captures one of the religious exercises preceding knighthood conferment known as The Vigil of Arms. The central figure in this mesmerizing composition is James Watt, who posed as the model for the knight depicted in the painting. With St Bartholomew's Church in Smithfield serving as its backdrop, "The Vigil" exudes an aura of solemnity and devotion. Pettie skillfully portrays Watt kneeling before an altar adorned with weaponry, symbolizing both war and faith intertwined during medieval times. Clad in a cloak and dressed in traditional knightly attire, he gazes upwards with reverence and determination. This masterpiece immerses us into a world where chivalry meets spirituality—a time when knights were not only warriors but also devout followers of Christianity. Through his meticulous brushstrokes and attention to detail, Pettie brings this historical period to life within the confines of Tate Britain. As we gaze upon this print from Heritage Images' vast collection, we are reminded of our rich heritage and how art can transport us across centuries. It serves as a reminder that even amidst warfare and conflict, there existed moments of introspection and worship that shaped our collective history.

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