"the reredos was designed by Aston Webb"
Reredos at St Barnabas Church, Pimlico, London
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeReredos at St Barnabas Church, Pimlico, London - Credit: Steve Cadman

 Sir Aston Webb (1849-1930) was an English architect. His numerous architectural projects include the design of the main building of the Victoria and Albert museum, the Queen Victoria Memorial, and the redesign of the principal facade of Buckingham Palace.

A reredos (sometimes raredos) is a an ornamental screen covering the wall behind the altar, or the communion table, in a church. It generally depicts a religious scene and may be painted or carved; it may also contain recesses for the placing of statues. A reredos is very similar to an altarpiece  or a retable.

Click here to see the Aston Webb reredos at the Church of St John the Evangelist in Notting Hill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reredos at Chapel of Our Lady, Holy Trinity, Winchester
Creative Commons AttributionReredos at Chapel of Our Lady, Holy Trinity, Winchester - Credit: James Bradley