Hon John Collier
British, 1850 - 1934
Pope Urban VI
Exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1896.
"This Picture illustrates an incident in the life of Pope Urban VI. related in Lea's "History of the Inquisition." Hearing of a conspiracy among his Cardinals, the Pope invited the ringleaders to his country residence, the Castle of Nocera, where he endeavoured to extract from them the details of the conspiracy by torture. Urban VI. walked to and fro in the garden beneath the window of the torture-chamber reciting his breviary aloud to encourage the torturers in their work."
Available in black and white only. Please get in touch if you have seen a colour version of this picture.
« Learn more about Hon John Collier
« View Slideshow
No messages have been posted about this image. Post a new message (requires login).