The Honan Chapel - Gallery Collection

Image TitleHonan Chapel: detail of mosaic floor
DescriptionOppenheimer┬┤s work in the Honan Chapel was never acknowledged as it was the only work carried out there by a non Irish company. It has been suggested that he was commissioned to execute the mosaic floor and the stations of the cross through the influence of the Cork architect Thomas Newhenam Deane or of W. A. Scott who had worked on the Dublin Museum. As in Cobh Cathedral, Oppenheimer┬┤s mosaic work was complemented in the Honan Chapel by the brass and iron work of J&G McGloughlin of Dublin. This detail from the floor mosaic shows two interlocking beasts inspired by early Irish manuscript illumination and ecclesiastical metalwork.
ContributorLudwig Oppenheimer Ltd., Manchester
Contribution Year1916
PhotographerJames Cronin
CopyrightJames Cronin with permission to be used by the Honan Trust
Date of Photograph2006