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On display at V&A South Kensington
Architecture, Room 128

Architectural model of a staircase in the north transept of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin

Architectural Model
1901 (designed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This architectural model shows a spiral staircase surmounted by a section of gothic vaulting, designed by Sir Thomas Drew (1838-1912) in 1901 for St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin. It is located on the east side of the North Transept, leading to the organ chamber in the triforium. Drew took his inspiration from a similar architectural feature in Mainz Cathedral.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Wood
Brief Description
Architectural model by Sir Thomas Drew. Irish, ca. 1910.
Dimensions
  • Height: 103.7cm
Place Depicted
Summary
This architectural model shows a spiral staircase surmounted by a section of gothic vaulting, designed by Sir Thomas Drew (1838-1912) in 1901 for St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin. It is located on the east side of the North Transept, leading to the organ chamber in the triforium. Drew took his inspiration from a similar architectural feature in Mainz Cathedral.
Bibliographic Reference
Leslie, Fiona. Inside Outside: Changing Attitudes towards Architectural Models in the Museums at South Kensington. Architectural History. 47, 2004. pp. 159-200.
Collection
Accession Number
A.169-1929

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record createdAugust 5, 2003
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