Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool: the facade of the bell tower sculpted by William Mitchell and the lantern tower behind

RIBApix ref no RIBA48727
Architect/DesignerFrederick Gibberd & Partners
Mitchell, William (1925-)
Artist/PhotographerGalwey, Reginald Hugo de Burgh (1917-1971)
CountryUK: England
CityLiverpool
Subject Date1967
Image Date1962
ViewExterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP504/176
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This sculpture symbolizes 'Christ the King', to whom the cathedral is dedicated. It consists of three crosses and three crowns: the central cross of Christ is flanked by the crosses of the two thieves who were crucified with him on Calvary and are linked together with crowns, symbols of Christ the King.

Subject tags

concrete, brickwork, towers, round buildings, belfries, bell towers, sculpture, cathedrals, lanterns, stained glass (<materials>)