Thursday, September 19, 2013

Grace Church, New York

The church was founded in 1818, but James Renwick, Jr. designed the current, early Gothic Revival building that was began in 1843 and consecrated in 1846.

The carved marble reredos contains a central Venetian mosaic panel of the Savior's Ascension with Christ surrounded by his eight disciples, while two apostles in individual arcades flank either side.

Renwick also designed the reredos, which was carved by English sculptors Ellin and Kitson in 1878. Clayton and Bell, as well as Henry Holiday also made stained glass for the church.

The chancel floor is marble mosaic also by Salviati, Burke and Company showing three angels with emblems of the Crucifixion.

The Churchman. Vol. 40. Nov. 22, 1879. 580.
Grace Church 
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