Thursday, 31 May 2007

St Francis and St Anthony

Two designs for mosaics from Leonard McComb RA which have today received final approval. They will be erected close to the entrance to the Cathedral, in the small semi-domes above the holy water stoup, and St Anthony's shrine, respectively. Mr McComb has shown St Francis preaching to the birds, and St Anthony to the fish; they will translate beautifully into mosaics and, hopes the artist, prove a particular delight to children.
The mosaics will be erected in memory of Mgr Francis Bartlett (Administrator 1967 - 1977) and his brother Anthony (gentiluomo to several Cardinals, and a great benefactor of the Cathedral), and the funding has been raised by the Bartlett family.

1 comment:

John the organist said...

These are lovely and bright which is what those dark cornere need!