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The ceramic relief murals of

PHILIPPA THRELFALL

1978 St Francis Preaching to the Birds

Year Completed : 1978

Size : 1.1m x 1.5m (3.5ft x 5ft)

Client : Private commission

Location : Switzerland

MURALWATCH - do you have any information about this missing mural?

The mural was commissioned by a Swiss family. We would love to know what has happened to this panel.

We received a commission from an old family friend living in Switzerland. The (Swiss) family lived in a typical Swiss chalet with geraniums flowering everywhere and the mural was to go in a covered area just outside the front door. There is a well-known 14th century stained glass window in Switzerland which shows St Francis preaching to the birds and the clients asked that we based the mural on this. The simple mediaeval design lent itself easily to our bold medium. I organised the figure with the various birds to fit into an arch shaped panel. We had to divide this relatively small mural into three small panels for easy transport overseas and this photo was taken in our garden before shipping.

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