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The Vicar and the Sculptor: An Inspired Commission

6pm

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In 1943 Walter Hussey, then vicar of St Matthew's church in Northampton, commissioned a landmark work in 20th century religious art, the Madonna and Child by Henry Moore.

This talk explores the commission and its reception – and its significance in the development of Hussey’s patronage, the results of which can be seen in Chichester cathedral and in the Gallery’s collections.

6-7pm

Dr Peter Webster is an historian of contemporary British Christianity, with a particular interest in the religious arts, and author of Church and Patronage in 20th Century Britain: Walter Hussey and the Arts, published by Palgrave Macmillan.