PHYFFERS, THEODORE *#
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Sculptor, of London, for whom see Rupert Gunnis, Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851 (revised edition, ), 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)|
|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|