All Saints Margaret Street | Reredos

: Reredos

PYXThe immense reredos was completed by William Dyce in 1853-9, but suffering the effects of London air, was reproduced by Comper in 1909 on wooden panels in front of the original. Starting at the base with the depiction of Christ’s earthly life, the eye is drawn upwards to Christ in glory, the free movement of the figures there contrasting with the more static figures beneath.

The great silver pyx, designed by Ninan Comper, was given by the Duke of Newcastle in 1928 as a memorial to choristers killed in the First World War.