|O Ye Whales And All That Move On The Waters Bless Ye The Lord (1899)
|Stations of the Cross from St John Evangelist, Iffley Road, Oxford
|Ladock Church, Cornwall
He actually did over 60 portraits, some of which can be seen on the BBC 'Your Paintings' website. There are a couple of corkers on there, I especially like the following...
|Piers Alexander, Viscount Velletort (1886)
|John F Winnicott
|O All Ye Beasts and Cattle Bless Ye The Lord (1899)
|Oh Ye Mountains and Hills Bless Ye The Lord (1899)
"[Prynne's death] removes from the religious art world an artist of very exceptional ability,
and one whose absolute sincerity and devotion to the highest ideals of his art are
stamped upon every kind of work of a religious character that he undertook"
|Margaret Thom (1908)
His brother, George, who designed a string of beautiful church interiors, died a few years later, leaving his widow £5,000 and gaining, it seems, a higher profile in retrospect. Despite losing two sons (Norman and Charles) in the Great War, he never lost his faith, as his obituary from his family's church stated:
"Through it all he was a Christian gentleman; modest, kindly, diligent and patient. His brother, Edward, eminent in another form of devotional art, supplied the beautiful windows of our Church, and before his death, completed the designs for the windows still unfilled. And St. Peter’s stands as a worthy monument to the two brothers."
It will be a pleasure to see the work on show in the Russell-Cotes and in the meantime I will be visiting some churches to enjoy the work of the brothers Prynne, filled with sincerity and devotion. It is also very, very beautiful, which is worth your devotion alone.