1896 Print over 120 years old Brompton Oratory London x


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Antique print dated 1896. The page is over 120 years old and in good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set it within a gold frame with mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm.

Available also in either a brown frame or a black frame, your choice. RL.191.

Entitled – Brompton Oratory.

Below the picture an inscription reads:

Brompton Oratory. – To the east of the South Kensington Museum stands the Church of the Oratory, one of the leading London places of worship belonging to the Roman Catholic body. This magnificent building was erected for the Oratorians in 1880-82, in the Italian Renaissance style,
from designs of Herbert Gribble; and it is the finest modern example of this style of architecture in the Metropolis. It covers the site of a country house that stood in its own grounds, and which as late as the year 1851 was used as a school. The Oratory measures 270ft. by 130ft.,
and its vaulting has four lesser domes and one central cupola. The interior is remarkable for its lofty marble columns and domed ceiling of concrete vaulting. In the Lady Chapel are a superb altar and reredos, inlaid with precious stones, brought from Brescia, and valued at £12,000.
The various chapels are embellished with exquisite mosaics and carvings; and it is intended to cover the walls also with mosaics.
The Chapel of St. Philip Neri, the founder of the Oratorians, has been splendidly decorated by the Duke of Norfolk, after designs of Sansovino.
The black altar of Our Lady of Sorrows was presented by the Duchess of Norfolk. Separated from the main building is the Chapel of St. Wilfrid,
with two domes, and frescoes of the life of that saint. The choir-stalls of the Oratory are beautifully carved in Italian walnut, and the floor is of rich marquetry. The two seven-branched candlesticks of gilt bronze are accurate copies of the Jewish one on the Arch of Titus. As may be judged from the above view, the whole of the interior of this church is fitted up in the most gorgeous and costly fashion; and extensive alterations and improvements have been recently carried out.

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Weight2.20 kg
Dimensions45 × 40 × 6 cm