Bishops Carrying Regalia

Bishops carrying regalia (1911), by Alfred Pearse (1855-1933). Bishops carrying regalia (1911), by Alfred Pearse (1855-1933). Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014. RCIN 923163

In the Royal Collection, London, there is a series of water colour vignettes by the English painter and cartoonist, Alfred Pearse (1855-1933). They depict the coronation of King George V of Great Britain (1865-1936) on 22th June 1911. One of these paintings depicts three of the attending bishops, all wearing highly decorated copes with embroidered orphreys down the front. They carry the Bible, the Chalice and the Plate.

See also another of Pearse's paintings: the TRC Needles entry on The Archbishop of Canterbury crowning George V.

Royal Collection online catalogue (retrieved 7th June 2016).


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