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Image from page 111 of “The grotesque in church art” (1899)
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Title: The grotesque in church art
Year: 1899 (1890s)
Authors: Wildridge, Thomas Tindall
Subjects: Grotesque Christian art and symbolism Church decoration and ornament
Publisher: London, W. Andrews & co.
Contributing Library: PIMS – University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto
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THE DEVIL AND THE VICES. 97 of these two representations of the monk, the likeness would, in my opinion, be rather striking. On the side carving of the carrying-away scene is shewn a woman, dismayed at the sight. On the op-posite side a fiend is welcoming the monk with beat of drum, just as we shall see the ale-wife saluted with the drone of the bagpipes. A carving at St. Marys Minster, Isle of Thanet, has the devil looking out with a vexedfrown from between the hornsof a lofty head-dress, whichis on a ladys head. Whetherthis be a rendering of the dis-honest ale-wife, or a separatewarning against the vice ofVanity, cannot well be decided.There was a popular opinionat one time that the bulk ofchurch carvings were jokes atvanity, st. marys minstkk the expense of clergy, probably largely because every hood was thought to be a cowl. There 13 DEMONIACAL DRUMMER, WESTMINSTER.
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9« THE GROTESQUE IN CHURCH ART. is, however, no doubt as to the carving here presented. Itmay represent the consecration of a bishop. The presence ofSatan dominating both the individuals, and pulling forward
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