Friday, 22 June 2007

Er, not quite ..

The image from the Westminster Cathedral Record, six months after the laying of the Foundation Stone, shows an artist who had not quite grasped the Byzantine idiom. Strange Gothic elements appear, such as the rose window, the crenellations and the turrets, demonstrating just how unfamiliar the Byzantine style still was.

The Westminster Cathedral record was a quarterly periodical, almost wholly devoted to fundraising for the building. Articles include a piece by Cardinal Vaughan, and a list of subscriptions and donations.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Catholic architecture of the period clearly meant Pugin!