Campion Hall highlighted in 'America Magazine' profile

America Magazine, the flagship Catholic publication in the United States, recently featured an extensive profile of Campion Hall.

The piece, written by the Hall's former assistant curator Altair Brandon-Salmon, gave an overview of the history of Oxford's only Jesuit college, emphasizing in particular the role of Fr. Martin D'Arcy, SJ, who collaborated closely with the celebrated architect Edwin Lutyens to make Campion Hall a reality.

Distinguished Lecturer Uncovers the 'Dawn of Marian Devotion'

How far back to the social roots of Marian devotion go? On the evening of 25 May (5:30 p.m.) Prof. Thomas Mathews, John Langeloth Loeb Professor Emeritus in the History of Art from New York University, delivered a special lecture at Campion Hall on the "Dawn of Marian Devotion". A full room of more than 40 guests enjoyed Prof Mathews expertise on the topic and engaged in a fruitful Q&A session afterwards. 

Hall Unveils New Portrait by Acclaimed British Artist

Recently the Hall was pleased to unveil a new portrait by Benjamin Sullivan, the noted artist. Sullivan's other works in Oxford include the celebrated 'All Souls Triptych', and beyond Oxford his work has been regularly exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery and the Royal Academy; Sullivan is the recipient of several prestigious prizes, such as the BP Portrait Award and the Carroll Foundation Award.

Wyndham Lewis’s ‘Thirty Personalities’

Amongst Campion Hall’s library treasures there is a portfolio of lithographed portraits made after pencil drawings by Wyndham Lewis. This was published in 1932 by Desmond Harmsworth, and was the last of three portfolios Lewis published during his lifetime. Lewis was well known and much admired as a portraitist by his contemporaries, and the subjects are all people more or less famous in arty circles at the time. As with all such projects, there is always an element of randomness since not all of those approached will be willing to sit.

Sir Frank Brangwyn’s Stations of the Cross

Sir Frank Brangwyn  (1867-1956) was the product of an Anglo-Welsh Catholic family, and a prolific, versatile and successful artist and craftsman. He is best remembered as a war artist and muralist, but religious paintings formed a significant aspect of his oeuvre. His first attempt at a Stations of the Cross was made for Father Thomas Ryan’s leper mission in Pretoria (1920-22). Brangwyn was generous with his work; for example, he presented a large painting of the confession of St Peter to one of Britain’s most aesthetically ambitious Catholic churches, St.

Hall gifted rare antique papyrus

Recently Mr Pavlo Smytsnyuk, one of the Hall's graduate students, made a gift to the community of a rare papyrus facsimile. 
 
Smytsnyuk's gift is one of only 980 copies of a facsimile of the Epistles of St. Peter. The original Epistle is variably dated to the second through the fourth century and preserved in a fragmentary form in the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana. In 1969 it was presented to Pope Paul VI by the Swiss collector Martin Bodmer. 
 

Art at Campion: an occasional blog on the Hall's collections

We are pleased to offer a regular series of blog posts by Campion Hall Senior Research Fellow Jane Stevenson on the subject of the Hall's extensive and historic art collection. 

New instalments will be posted here. We hope this page will serve as something of an archive detailing the remarkable history of Campion's significant holdings--including paintings, sculptures, vestments, and more. The blogs will be accessible by clicking the links below. 

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