Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

John the Baptist Tells It Like It Is

More wood carving. Still in Etchingham church.

I don't normally bother with 19th century work, but this just appealed to me. It has something of the medieval spirit and style. It's the front panel of the pulpit and represents John the Baptist preaching. If the central figure was Jesus it would be simpering but since it's John it's forceful. I think the artist was happy it wasn't Jesus...

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