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The vicar and the sculptor: an inspired commission

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A lecture given at Pallant House (Chichester) on 9 January 2020, on Henry Moore, Walter Hussey, and the making of the 'Madonna and Child' for St Matthew's church, Northampton, in 1943-4. It is largely taken from the book 'Church and Patronage in Twentieth Century Britain: Walter Hussey and the Arts', published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2017.

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The vicar and the sculptor: an inspired commission

  1. 1. The vicar and the sculptor: an inspired commission Peter Webster Webster Research and Consulting @pj_webster / peterwebster.me Pallant House, 9 January 2020
  2. 2. Northampton commissions Britten, Rejoice in the Lamb (1943) Tippett, Fanfare No. 1 (1943) Moore, Madonna and Child (1944) Rubbra, The Revival (1944) Berkeley, Festival Anthem (1945) Finzi, Lo, the full final sacrifice (1946) Sutherland, Crucifixion (1946) Britten, Prelude and Fugue on a theme of Vittoria (1946) Auden, Litany & Anthem for S. Matthew’s Day (1946)
  3. 3. Available from Amazon, St Olave’s Christian Bookshop, or at palgrave.com
  4. 4. Today’s talk  Hussey’s theology of the arts  His model of patronage  Madonna and Child: making and reception
  5. 5. Available from Amazon, St Olave’s Christian Bookshop, or at palgrave.com
  6. 6. Thank you! Peter Webster peter@websterresearchconsulting.com @pj_webster peterwebster.me

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