Phillip Medhurst

Wisdom from a Gnostic Sage

Tag: Fonthill Abbey

098  The Archangel Michael Binding the Devil

The Archangel Michael and the Dragon. 1797. Oil on canvas. 50 1/2 ins(128.3 cms) x 23 9/16 ins (59.8 cms). Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio. This canvas was a design for a stained glass window commissioned for Fonthill Abbey; it was never made as a window, however.

Revealed Religion : Benjamin West. 096 of 100 Bible images

096 The Women clothed in the Sun

The Women clothed in the Sun. Oil on paper laid down on wood panel. c1797. 149 x 69 cms (58 11/16 x 27 3/16 ins); frame: 168.5 × 87.2 cms (66 5/16 × 34 5/16 ins). Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey. Probably a design for a stained-glass window at Fonthill Abbey.

010  The Call of Abraham going to sacrifice his son Isaac

The Call of Abraham going to sacrifice his son Isaac. c1799. Oil on canvas. 20 5/8 x 29 1/8 inches. Wichita Art Museum. It is likely that this painting was commissioned by William Beckford for Fonthill Abbey. Beckford’s financial reverses in 1823 resulted in the auction of the Fonthill art collection which included this painting […]