The Chapel Royal and Tower

The Chapel Royal and Tower. This image appears in “Dublin Illustrated,” the magazine’s article on Ireland’s capital city. Source: The Graphic (17 August 1878): 173. Click on image to enlarge it.

Commentary from The Graphic

The interior of the chapel reveals a picture of the richest architectural beauty. The galleries are of polished Irish oak, and the panelling in them displays carvings of the coats of arms of all the Governors of Ireland since the landing of Henry II. There arc a large number of exquisitely-painted windows. On these also the escutcheons of the Lord Lieutenants are portrayed. Over the altar is a magnificent oriel window ; and the painting here, representing an episode in the Saviour's life, is the work of an eminent Dutch master. It was bought in Flanders by Lord Whitworth for 400£, and presented by him to the Chapel.

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“Dublin Illustrated.” The Graphic (17 August 1878): 169-81. Internet Archive online version of a copy in the University of Illinois Library. Web. 14 August 2018.

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