ANDRÉ DURAND Twenty-First Century Paintings
THE ENGLISH DICIPLES (PETER TWISS AS SAINT RICHARD WITH MIRANDA)
Dimensions: 120 x 120
Oil on linen
Saint Richard of Chichester (also known as Richard de Wych or variations thereof) (Droitwich, 1197 – 3 April 1253 in Dover) is a saint (canonized 1262) who was Bishop of Chichester. His shrine in Chichester Cathedral was a richly-decorated centre of pilgrimage which was destroyed in 1538.
Saint Richard is widely remembered today for the popular prayer ascribed to him:
Thanks be to Thee, my Lord Jesus Christ
For all the benefits Thou hast given me,
For all the pains and insults Thou hast borne for me.
O most merciful Redeemer, friend and brother,
May I know Thee more clearly, Love Thee more dearly,
Follow Thee more nearly.
Lionel Peter Twiss DSC and Bar, OBE (23 July 1921 – 31 August 2011) was a British test pilot, who held the World Air Speed Record as the first man to fly at a speed greater than 1,000 mph.
Twiss’s first three marriages to Constance Tomkinson, Vera Maguire and Cherry Huggins ended in divorce. His fourth wife, Heather Danby, died in 1988. He was survived by his fifth wife, Jane de Lucey. He had a son, a daughter, Miranda Twiss and two other daughters and several step children.