Bert Hermans
'Divinity Cloisters, front side (Oxford)'
Oil on panels
2 x 30 x 40 cm

This painting is the front of a triptych showing two buildings. In these paintings from the front of the triptych we see the entrance to the Divinity School in Oxford.
The Divinity School is a medieval building in the Perpendicular style in Oxford, England, part of the University of Oxford. Built between 1427 and 1483, it is the oldest surviving building built specifically for university use, particularly for lectures, oral examinations and discussions of theology. It is no longer used for this purpose.
In architecture it is very similar to the 'Cloisters' of Gloucester Cathedral, which is depicted on the inside of the triptych. Bert visited both buildings in May 2023.