Henry Hugh Armstead, R.A. 1828 - 1905
Design for 'The Obedience of Joshua' for the
Photo: R.A.
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Design for 'The Obedience of Joshua' for the "Guards Chapel" reliefs, 1879
pen and ink with white highlights over pencil on green wove paper, 173 X 251 mm
Given by Dr. Hugh Wells Armstead, 1932
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This crisply drawn design was for a set of low-relief panels, Armstead's favoured form of sculpture. Commissioned as a memorial in the Guard's Chapel, Wellington Barracks, the finished work was designed and carved by the artist. The scene represents Obedience, by depicting the warrior Joshua obeying an angel who commands him to remove his sandals when standing on holy ground. The critic M.H. Spielmann described the reliefs as 'remarkable…fine in imagination and design'.


Design for 'The Obedience of Joshua' for the
Photo: R.A.
© Royal Academy of Arts, London
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Design for 'The Obedience of Joshua' for the "Guards Chapel" reliefs, 1879
pen and ink with white highlights over pencil on green wove paper, 173 X 251 mm
Given by Dr. Hugh Wells Armstead, 1932
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