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Friday, 29 February 2008

Mystery of Fra Newbery painting

Mystery surrounds a painting hanging for nearly 80 years in the locked sacristy of a tiny church tucked away in west Dorset.

The 8ft by 6ft oil painting was painted by renowned Bridport artist Fra Newbery in 1931 and depicts five of the seven Chideock Martyrs who were killed for their Catholic faith between 1587 and 1642.

READ MORE - Source: Bridport and Lyme Regis News Thursday 28th February 2008

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