The Body of Jesus is Taken down from the Cross, the thirteenth Station of the Cross. Designed by John Standen Adkins, assistant to the architect James Brooks, at St John the Baptist Church, Holland Road, Kensington, London. This is another lovely one, because of the two Marys, Mary Magdalene bending over and supporting Jesus's head, and the Virgin Mary holding Jesus's arm. The plaque below the mosaic reads, "Gift through Private Communions," so it is impossible to date precisely. The crown of thorns has been removed, and a vase of precious ointment stands beside St John, near Jesus's feet, brought to anoint the body.

Photographs by John Salmon and text by Jacqueline Banerjee. You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one. [Click on the images to enlarge them.]

Created 4 June 2015