Medieval Art, Doom painting

The Doom painting, Holy Trinity Church, Coventry
The Doom was originally found beneath lime wash in 1831, Local artist David Gee was paid to restore it and apply a varnish coating to the work.

The varnish had a darkening affect and by 1855 most of the painting was obscured.

At the turn of the century cleaning work uncovered the face of Christ, but by the 1980's it was feared that most of the picture had been lost for ever beneath the blackened surface.

The cleaning of two small areas just above the crossing arch, revealed that much of the work still existed.

I have visited this church many times (My home town) and it has that musty old medieval smell :)-


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