The Honan Chapel - Gallery Collection

Image TitleAn illustration from The Windle Scrapbook
DescriptionThe scrap-book kept by Bertram Windle in the dying years of the nineteenth century reveals, through its eclectic contents, the wide range of interests of this “Renaissance” man. Many years before he ever came to University College Cork and some twenty years or so before the Honan Chapel was built, Windle displays an interest in art, art history, the Arts and Crafts Movement and church architecture, especially the Romanesque style. The contents of the scrapbook testify to an awareness of art works by such well-known English artists as Aubrey Beardsley – whose illustrations are a perfect expression of Art Nouveau – Sir Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris, all of whom died in the last decade of the century.
ContributorDr. Madoline O´Connell, granddaughter of Sir Bertram Windle.
Contribution Year1895
PhotographerJames Cronin
CopyrightJames Cronin and Dr. Madoline O´Connell
Date of Photograph2006