Frank Craig
The Heretic 1906

Artwork details

Frank Craig 1874–1918
The Heretic
Date 1906
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 817 x 1473 mm
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1906
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N02071 THE HERETIC 1906
Inscr. ‘Frank Craig - 1906’ b.l.
Canvas, 32×58 (81×147).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1906.
Exh: R.A., 1906 (280).
Lit: Anon., ‘The Royal Academy Exhibition’ in Studio, XXXVIII, 1906, p.4, repr. p.11.
Repr: Royal Academy Pictures, 1906, p.i; Academy Notes, 1906, p.73.

The scene is a street in a medieval town. The heretic, a woman, leads the procession; on the right, an officer of justice carries the warrant for her execution, and farther right walks the gravedigger with his tools. Monks' accompany her, and in the background are some spectators in modern dress, one of which is a self-portrait of the artist.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I

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