Jesus is Nailed to the Cross, the eleventh 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. The plaque below the mosaic reads, "Gift of William Martin Spencer 1891," which again indicates that it was added long before some of the previous ones in the sequence. Like the one immediately before it, which was perhaps the gift of this donor's wife (Mary Elizabeth Spencer), it is a graphic rendering of the scene, this time with pliers in the foreground, as if to bring home the full brutality of the crucifixion.

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