Image description for The Bishop of St. Praxed’s Orders his Tomb.

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In the picture, which is a colour reproduction of a watercolour painting it seems, the elderly Bishop is in bed. He has very pale skin. The bed is a four-poster and the surroundings are richly decorated in purple marble and gold, the predominant colours in this painting. The overall effect is one of morbidity and frailty in sumptuous surroundings.

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