‘The Iconography of St William of Norwich and the Nuremberg Chronicle’

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It is the goal of this article to demonstrate that the well-known painting of the martyrdom of St William of Norwich at Loddon is based on a woodcut in the Nuremberg Chronicle of 1493. As such, it represents a further example of the use made by Norfolk screen-painters of continental prints, a phenomenon previously discussed by John Mitchell. The analysis involves a brief general consideration of William’s iconography, and this presents an opportunity to introduce a sculpted image in Catalonia not previously brought into discussions of the saint.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-246
Number of pages7
JournalNorfolk Archaeology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016


  • William of Norwich
  • Nuremberg Chronicle
  • Loddon church, Norfolk
  • Ritual murder
  • medieval rood screen painting


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