The altar before Rubens

Chapel East Window
Postcard of East window of Chapel, c. 1908.

The arrangement of the East end of the Chapel has altered over the years. This photograph shows dark wooden panelling and steps up to the altar. In 1961 'The Adoration of the Magi', painted by Sir Peter Paul Rubens in 1634 for the convent of the White Nuns at Louvain in Belgium was presented to the College by Maj. A.E. Allnatt with the idea that it should once again be an altar-piece in a great church. During the next seven years, work was undertaken to remove the panelling and lower the floor level so that the work of art was positioned below the beautiful stained glass of the East window.

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