Thursday, 15 January 2015

Impressive, but not impressed

Lady Chetwynd Memorial in Colwich Church

You'll find the Lady Chetwynd Memorial in Colwich Church.  It's impressive enough, being almost life-size, but this mid-Victorian style of relief sculpture does leave me cold I'm afraid.

I think the boy is supposed to be one of the Roman guards at Jesus's tomb, in the act of being surprised by Jesus coming back to life.  His plainly eroticised figure rather distracts from the message, I'd think...

1 comment:

  1. It doesn't help that Christ seems to have a bored expression.