St. Jude's Church, Kennington

St. Jude's Church, Kennington, London

The mural is situated in a Victorian church built in 1899; it was painted by Alfred Egerton Cooper RBA (1883-1974) to commemorate the end of WWI. In 2013, the mural was vandalised with graffiti and after discussion with the church it was decided to carry out cleaning of the mural in conjunction with the removal of the graffiti. There were also cracks and losses to the plaster support which were filled and integrated with the original. The carved and gilded frieze above the mural was also cleaned and partially re-gilded.

In pictures

overall photo

Complete mural

Boy at feet before

Before treatment

Boy at feet after

After treatment

Christ's face with graffiti

Christ's face before cleaning

Christ's face after

Christ's face after cleaning