T00204 THE CRUCIFIXION AND LAST SUPPER c.
Inscr. ‘E. Hone’ twice b.r.
Gouache, 12×8 1/4 (30·5×21).
Bequeathed by Mrs Nancy Connell 1958.
Coll: Presented by the artist to her sister Mrs Nancy Connell.
A design for the East Window of Eton College Chapel which was commissioned in 1949 after bomb damage had destroyed the earlier glass in 1941 and was completed in 1952. It shows the Crucifixion in the upper tier and the Last Supper flanked by the sacrifices of Melchizedec and of Abraham below. The window was described in The Times, 4 August 1952, and in The Listener, 21 August 1952, p.310.
A scale drawing from which the window was made belongs to the National Gallery of Ireland and was exhibited in Dublin, 1958 (45), and at the Arts Council Gallery, London, 1959 (66). The cartoon belongs to St Patrick's College, Maynooth, Kildare, and was exhibited in Dublin, 1958 (61), and at the Tate Gallery, as part of the Arts Council exhibition, January–June 1959 (32).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I