The Sermon on the Mount

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A scene depicting Christ preaching the Sermon on the Mount, set in an English landscape. Christ stands to the right before a crowd of listeners, who are all wearing brightly coloured monochrome robes. Some are seated in rows at his feet, others are standing in groups behind. In the bottom foreground to the left four women stand clasping their heads in their hands, to the right four more figures stand conversing. A small cottage is in the background to the left, and there are rolling hills in the distance.

Manchester Art Gallery



The Sermon on the Mount


oil on canvas


H 127.2 x W 102.2 cm

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bequeathed by Dr Jane Walker, CH, LLD, 1939

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