The Baptism of Christ

The Baptism of Christ

John Edward Carew (c.1782-1868)



St John the Baptist Church

Bristol Street, Brighton

This was originally the reredos in the chancel of St John the Baptist, but it was moved when the church was decorated by Nathaniel Westlake, and installed in the new baptistery added to the church in 1889. Here, it is behind the font rather than the altar. Not only is it easier to see, but it looks very fine in this position. [Continued below]

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  • Photograph, caption, and commentary by Jacqueline Banerjee, 2010/11.

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