Thursday, December 20, 2012

St. Curig's Church

Opened in 1883, this church in Wales by architect G.M. Roberts has now been converted to a Bed and Breakfast, but its original Salviati mosaics have been preserved.

The composition depicting Christ surrounded by angels that is located in the former apse can still be seen in the space now used as a dining room and guest area.

The mosaic is thought to have been commissioned by William Edward Sackville-West, the estate manager to Lord Penrhyn, in memory of the former's wife and was based on cartoons by Clayton and Bell.

Bed and Breakfast Capel Curig
Capel Curig Tourist Information
Barr, Sheldon. Venetian Glass Mosaics: 1860-1917. London: Antique Collectors' Club, 2008. 125.

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