In Manus, Briton Rivière

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'In Manus Tuas Domine' 1879 Briton Rivière 1840 - 1920 The title is part of a Latin phrase which translates as 'Into thy hands O Lord, I commend my spirit'. It has often been used by people facing death. The knight's raised sword forms a cross, symbolising the victory of man's faith as he leaves the daylight to enter a dark chasm. This contrasts with the brute fear of the animals. Rivière wrote that he would have failed if his picture did not carry a message not only about the fears of a medieval knight 'but to ourselves, today, whatever our doubts or fears'.

Giclee print on premium silk 240gsm paper
Paper size 560x800mm