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Richard Hook Art
The Murder of Thomas a Becket (Original)

The Murder of Thomas a Becket (Original) by Richard Hook Art at The Illustration Art Gallery

Ref: HookBecket (Click for LARGE picture)

Artist: Richard Hook (biography)
Medium: Watercolour on Board
Size: 16" x 8" (400mm x 210mm)
Date: 1964

This is the unique original Watercolour painting by Richard Hook.

Thomas Becket (1118 – 29 December 1170), later also known as Thomas à Becket, was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until his murder in 1170.

He is venerated as a saint and martyr by both the Roman Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion. He engaged in conflict with Henry II of England over the rights and privileges of the Church and was assassinated by followers of the king in Canterbury Cathedral. Soon after the death of Thomas Becket, Pope Alexander III canonized him.

This is the original artwork for issue no 1 of The Bible Story.

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Richard Hook Art

Richard Hook Art