Arthur Hacker (1858-1919)


Pelagia and Philammon, 1887
Illustrates a scene from the final pages of Charles Kingsley’s novel Hypatia, published 1853.

Philammon is a monk and abbot, who finds his sister Pelagia – who has been living as a hermit in the desert – at the point of death, and administers the holy sacraments to her.