Portrait of Christ

Portrait of Christ
Portrait of Christ

1900-1950 / God & Faith / Oil on Canvas/Board / Painting / Portrait
Oil on canvas
by Herbert Beecroft (1864-1951), 1927

And the Lord turned and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the Lord’s words; “Tonight before the cock crows you will disown me three times (Luke XXII.61)

This painting is among the most reproduced paintings of Christ of all time. Beecroft lived in Reading and attended Methodist Church there, before emigrating to Australia in 1905.
The work was painted in 1927 and the illustration of Jesus with light colour hair and blue eyes is historic.