Phillip Medhurst

Wisdom from a Gnostic Sage

Tag: Royal Naval Hospital

090  St Paul Shaking off the Viper

St Paul Shaking off the Viper. 1789. Oil on canvas. 7.62 metres high by 4.27 metres wide. West was commissioned to paint this altarpiece for the new chapel of Greenwich Hospital (now the Royal Naval Hospital), the subject-matter aiming to provide hope for the naval pensioners who were spending their last days in the hospital […]

089  St Paul Shaking off the Viper

St Paul Shaking off the Viper. 1786. Sketch. Oil on canvas. Support: 1295 × 724 mms, frame: 1588 × 1030 × 108 mms. Tate Gallery, London. West was commissioned to paint an altarpiece for the new chapel of Greenwich Hospital (now the Royal Naval Hospital). Originally, this was a sketch for the much larger painting, […]