Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Sculptor, of London, for whom see Rupert Gunnis, Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851 (revised edition, [1968]), 301-2. Theodore Phyffers, who was born in Louvain, Belgium, came to London in the 1840s, when he was invited by Sir Charles Barry to carry out wood-carvings in the new Houses of Parliament. He executed the sculpture on the high altar and the rood-beam carvings in St John's cathedral, Limerick, circa 1859.(1)

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(1) M. Lenihan, Limerick; its history and antiquities (1866), 47; John Fleming, St John's Cathedral, Limerick (1987), 55.


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Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, CATHEDRAL PLACE, CATHEDRAL OF ST JOHN (RC)
Date: 1859ca
Nature: Sculpture on high altar and figures of Christ crucified, Virgin and St John on rood beam across chancel arch.
Refs: M. Lenihan, Limerick; its history and antiquities (1866), 47; John Fleming, St John's Cathedral, Limerick (1987), 55