Monday, June 10, 2013

Tait Chapel, Fulham Palace

William Butterfield designed the current chapel for Bishop Tait in 1866-67.

The Salviati mosaic reredos depicting the "Nativity" or "Adoration of the Magi" - also designed by Butterfield with cartoons by Alexander Gibbs - was moved to the west wall after reorganization of the chapel following bomb damage in World War II.

The chancel wall with the Salviati reredos before 1896.

A 1901 edition of "The Graphic" shows some pictures of Fulham Palace, including the Chapel in the top center.

The current reredos.

Cherry, Bridget and Nikolaus Pevsner. "London 3: North West." New Haven: Yale University Press, 1991. 238.
Barr, Sheldon. Venetian Glass Mosaics: 1860-1917. London: Antique Collectors' Club, 2008. 124.
Feret, Charles James. "Fulham old and new: being an exhaustive history of the ancient parish of Fulham." London: The Leadenhall Press, 1900. 116.
Fulham Palace History
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