The Risen Christ (The Ascension)
Rebecca Dulcibella Orpen Ferrers, later Mrs Edward Henege Dering (1830 – 1923)
Oil painting on panel, The Risen Christ (The Ascension), by Rebecca Dulcibella Ferrers Orpen, later Mrs Edward Dering (1830 – 1923), 1877. The scene is painted within the oval recessed centre of the panel, the edge and background painted in gold leaf. Christ stands clothed in a red and gold robe, his right arm raised in blessing and holding a cross in his left. Angels kneel in prayer to either side. Christ stands on clouds and looks down towards earth below where a group of people kneel and gesture heavenwards in worship.
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Rebecca Dulcibella Orpen Ferrers, later Mrs Edward Henege Dering (1830 – 1923), artist