Madonna, Child, and the Three Magi

Madonna, Child, and the Three Magi. St. Barnabas Pimlico, London SW1. King David, author of the Psalms and ancestor and type (or prefiguration) of Christ, appears at left. This, one of seven mosaics in the church, are “in the Ravenna style, composed not only of marble and stone but also of coloured and gilded glass; they are believed to be the work of an Italian family living in London in the late 19thC” (“Guide”). Inscription on brass plate: “To the glory of God and the memory of Robert Tower Jan 22 18[99?].” Tower, Kempe's son-in-law and successor, designed some of the stained glass and sculpture in the church. Click on image to enlarge it.

Photograph 2015 by George P. Landow. You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.


“A Short Guide to St. Barnabas's Church, Pimlico.” Four-page guide available at the church.

St Barnabas Pimlico (church website). 20 April 2015.

Last modified 28 April 2015