Interior of the Baptist Chapel, Clare

Interior of the Baptist Chapel, Clare

Many of Kenneth Rowntree's watercolours for the Recording Britain scheme were of church or chapel interiors; perhaps, as a Quaker, he felt a particular affinity for nonconformist places of worship. He has depicted the interior of this Baptist chapel in Clare (one of several in the town's history) in his customary stiff, 'faux-naif' style, paying great attention to the texts on the walls and the flowers and sheaves of corn on the altar and altar rail.