Jesus Falls the First Time, the third 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. As noted when looking at the first "Station," the church's listing text says that these mosaics in their "aedicular surrounds" date from 1912-15, when Adkins was responsible for the church's completion, but the plaque beneath this mosaic reads, "In Memoriam Dora Perry June 11th 1891." It is hard to read the inscription, but tradition has it that this is the first occasion when Jesus falls on his way to the crucifixion. The soldier on the left looks more sympathetic here, and lays his hand on Jesus's shoulder, while the other one takes some of the weight of the cross.

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"List Entry" (for St John the Baptist, Holland Road). Historic England. Web. 4 June 2015.

Created 4 June 2015