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Photographic 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


11"x8.5" Photo Print

Introducing the Media Storehouse range of Photographic Prints featuring "The Vigil, c1884 (1938)" by renowned artist John Pettie. This evocative image captures the essence of a significant medieval ritual - The Vigil of Arms. A powerful and moving scene, it portrays knights in prayerful contemplation before the conferment of knighthood. With its rich historical context and striking detail, this print is a must-have for art enthusiasts, historians, and anyone who appreciates the beauty and depth of the past. Bring the intrigue of the Middle Ages into your home or office with this exquisite piece from Media Storehouse.

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Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 27.9cm x 19.2cm (11" x 7.6")

Estimated Product Size is 27.9cm x 21.6cm (11" x 8.5")

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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