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Poster 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


18x24 inch Poster Print

Introducing the Media Storehouse range of stunning poster prints featuring "The Vigil, c1884 (1938)" by renowned artist John Pettie, available now. This captivating artwork depicts a powerful scene from the Middle Ages, where knights gather for the solemn Vigil of Arms, an essential religious exercise preceding the conferment of knighthood. Immerse yourself in the rich history and tradition of this iconic moment, beautifully captured by Pettie's masterful brushstrokes. Our high-quality poster prints bring the intricacy and detail of this timeless artwork to your home or office, making for an impressive and thought-provoking addition to any space. Experience the essence of history with Media Storehouse.

Poster prints are budget friendly enlarged prints in standard poster paper sizes. Printed on 150 gsm Matte Paper for a natural feel and supplied rolled in a tube. Great for framing and should last many years. To clean wipe with a microfiber, non-abrasive cloth or napkin. Our Archival Quality Photo Prints and Fine Art Paper Prints are printed on higher quality paper and the choice of which largely depends on your budget.

Poster prints are budget friendly enlarged prints in standard poster paper sizes (A0, A1, A2, A3 etc). Whilst poster paper is sometimes thinner and less durable than our other paper types, they are still ok for framing and should last many years. Our Archival Quality Photo Prints and Fine Art Paper Prints are printed on higher quality paper and the choice of which largely depends on your budget.

Estimated Product Size is 61.6cm x 46.3cm (24.3" x 18.2")

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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