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John Schorne (d.1314)

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: The Pitman Art Collection, Sherborne Museum

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A unique medieval wall painting depicting the uncanonised popular 'saint', John Schorne who is exorcising the Devil and compelling him into a boot. A small exhibition supports this painting, illustrating its discovery in a cottage in Long Street, its rescue and subsequent transportation to the Museum.

Sherborne Museum



John Schorne (d.1314)


15th C


tempera on plaster


H 81 x W 86 cm

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bequeathed by Mrs Phyllis Strahan, 1991

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Sherborne Museum

Church Lane, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3BP England

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