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And the Sea Gave Up the Dead Which Were in It

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This is one of the most dramatic and powerful works, painted in the dark and solemn style of Leighton's late career. It was originally designed as one of eight roundels on the theme of the Apocalypse, intended to decorate the spandrels of the dome of St Paul's Cathedral in London. The scheme was initiated by Alfred Stevens but was abandoned when the original design was rejected as 'unsuitable for a Christian church' (quoted in Wilton & Upstone, p.

Tate Britain


  • Date

    exhibited 1892

  • Medium

    Oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    228.6 x 228.6 cm

  • Accession number


  • Acquisition method

    Presented by Sir Henry Tate 1894


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