Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff: the nave with the Majestas by Jacob Epstein supported on concrete parabolic arches

RIBApix ref no RIBA100404
Architect/DesignerEpstein, Sir Jacob (1880-1959)
Pace, George Gaze (1915-1975)
Artist/PhotographerIngle, Richard (1927-2010)
CountryUK: Wales
Subject Date1958
Image Date1996
MediumDigital image
Library ReferenceIngle 96-51
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Richard Ingle / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Construction on the Norman cathedral began in 1120 under Bishop Urban and was completed by 1290. The building was damaged in the rebellion of Owen Glendower in 1400 and again by Parliamentarian troops during the English Civil War after which the south-west tower collapsed. The cathedral was extensively restored in the 18th century when the tower was rebuilt and the spire added. The restoration was completed by John Prichard in 1843-1869. The cathedral was severely damaged during the Cardiff Blitz of January 1941. The necessary extensive reconstruction was carried out by George Pace and completed by 1958.

Subject tags

arches, sculpture, cathedrals