Our Lady of the Snows

WAG 441


Frampton's father was a stained glass artist, and he himself painted many religious subjects and murals for churches. He was also much influenced by the early Italian painters and by Burne-Jones. Though this elaborate watercolour was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1916, it takes the form of an altarpiece as though intended for a church. Cecily Starkie, a friend of the artist, wrote this verse specially for the picture: On a hill set high White sentinels around, Singing flowers springing In a watered ground Sits Mary! Mary Mother! Mary Mild! Our Lady of the Snows