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Susan Sharp

A View Through the Veil: patronage, piety, identity and devotion in the paintings of the later medieval English nunnery c.1250-1539.

Despite the claim that no late medieval wall painting exists from an English nunnery, battered and bruised, defaced and discarded, complete and fragmented extant examples are examined individually and as a corpus.  Through pertinent themes, these accidental survivals reveal much about their social and religious context and are integrated into the monastic culture for which they were intended and by which they were viewed.

Supervisor: Dr Zoë Opačić

Image: A detail from The Berger Crucifixion from Augustinian Crabhouse Priory, Norfolk, now at the Denver Art Museum.