Sunday, May 27, 2007
This is the Leighton Fresco in St Michael and All Angels, the parish church of Lyndhurst. It was painted by Frederick Leighton in 1862. It is entitled The Wise and Foolish Virgins and the models were Lyndhurst girls who were a little hesitant as they did not wish to be known as the foolish virgins. it is about 24 feet long and 8ft high and occupies the whole of the wall beneath the east window.