Bishops Carrying Regalia

In the Royal Collection, London, there is a series of water colour vignettes by the English painter and cartoonist, Alfred Pearse (1855-1933). They depict the coronation of King George V of Great Britain (1865-1936) on 22th June 1911. One of these paintings depicts three of the attending bishops, all wearing highly decorated copes with embroidered orphreys down the front. They carry the Bible, the Chalice and the Plate.

See also another of Pearse's paintings: the TRC Needles entry on The Archbishop of Canterbury crowning George V.

Royal Collection online catalogue (retrieved 7th June 2016).


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