The Coronation of the Virgin, St. Barnabas, Pimlico, Pimlico Street, London SW1. Designed by Charles Eamer Kempe (1837-1907). “The three-light window in the Flemish style depicts the Coronation of the Virgin, attended by Sts Peter, Paul, and Luke, and musician-angels, and the kneeling figure of Father Gurney himself — the facial likeness is said to be quite striking” (“Guide”). Click on image to enlarge it.

Left: St. Luke, the patron saint of artists, drawing the Virgin. Right: Father Alfred Gurney. He was the third Vicar of St. Barnabas (1879-98) [Click on images to enlarge them.]

Text and photographs by George P. Landow. 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.


“A Short Guide to St. Barnabas's Church, Pimlico.” Four-page guide available at the church.

St Barnabas Pimlico (church website). 20 April 2015.

Last modified 27 April 2015