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Ewelme Church

Ewelme Church

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15545

Item number: f.166

Length: 19

Width: 27

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

A decorated doorway at St Mary's Church in the Oxfordshire village of Ewelme, situated in the Chiltern valley. The medieval church was rebuilt in around 1432 on the order of the local landowners, the Earl and Countess of Suffolk. Parts of the church have walls and ceilings lavishly decorated with heraldry, feather-bodied angels with outstretched wings (more frequently seen in churches of East Anglia), and the sacred initials I.H.S.

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