Temple Gallery

Established 1959


Icon Reproductions

Many people ask about the sixth century icon of the Mother of God that was in the Temple Gallery a few years ago ( click here to view ) and which was reproduced in Sister Wendy Beckett's Encounters with God: In Quest of the Ancient Icons of Mary (Continuum, 2009). The exact facsimile reproduction we made for the BBC Arena film Sister Wendy and the Art of the Gospel was highly successful and we have now published an edition. It consists of a photographic print laminated onto a thin board 54 x 30 cm. These are available at £95 including VAT, excluding postage and packing.

We have used the same technique for a facsimile of the exquisite small Russian Virgin and Child that was here in the Temple Gallery in the summer of 2016 ( click here to view ). The cost is £75 including VAT, excluding postage and packing.

The Art of Meditation

This is an illustrated catalogue, including Richard Temple's book When You Hear a Dog Bark, an account of Buddhist meditation in Thailand. 120 pages.

£10 + postage and packing. Available direct from the Temple Gallery [contact us].

'The photographs in the book are stunning, and his personal journal about meditation is a joy to read. It is sincere, and often humorous and insightful.'
Luke Storms is a contributing editor at Parabola Magazine.

Read this testimonal about the book by Sister Wendy Beckett.

Masterpieces of Early Christian Art and Icons

This is the catalogue for the Temple Gallery's 2005 summer exhibition.

Hard cover, 33x25cm, 88 pages with 90 colour illustrations. Scholarly articles by Robin Cormack, Alexander Grishin, John McGuckin, Maria Paphiti, Scott Ruby, Engelina Smirnova and Richard Temple.

The 18 exhibits include a 2nd century Fayum portrait, a 6th or 7th century (pre-iconoclast) Virgin and Child in wax encaustic, a 10th century fresco fragment with the head of an apostle, a Byzantine/Cretan icon of the Entry into Jerusalem done circa 1475, and a group of highly important Russian icons of the 15th and 16th centuries.

Available direct from the Temple Gallery [contact us].

ICONS Divine Beauty by Richard Temple

This book was published by Saqi Books in March 2004 [more...]

The book is no longer available direct from the Temple Gallery, but may still be obtained from online booksellers.

Icons and the Mystical Origins of Christianity

This is a revised edition of a book which was first published in 1990. [more...].

[This item is currently out of print and we have no further copies in stock.]

Catalogues from our past exhibitions

The catalogues shown below may be obtained directly from the Temple Gallery at a cost of £5.00 or £10.00 with appropriate charges for postage and packing.

(Click on any entry below to see an image of the catalogue)

Out of print

  • ICONS, London 1967
  • A Celebration of St Nicholas, London 1970
  • Byzantine, Greek and Russian Icons, London 1979
  • Icons, A Search for Inner Meaning, London 1982
  • Icons, A Sacred Art, Shaftesbury, 1989
  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art, 1990
  • A Brief Illustrated History of Icons, London 1992