The Immaculate Resemblance

Lewis Miller

Christ Church, 1854-7, and Vincent van Gogh’s ‘The Church at Auvers’, 1890

If you hit upon the lucky trifecta of 1) a discussion of Christ Church, Acland St, 2) while at Vale St studios, and 3) the artist Lewis Miller is present, then you will be rewarded with this sweet resemblance between van Gogh’s oil painting ‘The Church at Auvers’ of 1890, and the view of Christ Church from the back. And if a moment’s stall lingers too long before the resemblance is abundantly apparent to you then, sweeter still, the above page showing the painting will be promptly opened, where you will be left — ever so impressively — in no doubt.