Friday, February 13, 2015

Daily Picture - 44

A rather different image today.  Another day of strong winds and at times heavy rain so on the way home I popped into St Matthew's Church at Millbrook.  It had been some time since I visited this place of worship and had forgotten just how impressive it is.  What is amazing is the glass work by the French artist Rene Lalique.  Florence Boot (Lady Trent) commissioned Lalique to refurbish the Church as a tribute to her husband Jesse Boot.
The work was completed by September 1934, by which time Lalique was 74 years old.  The Church is not only a memorial to Jesse Boot but also to the work of Lalique.  Sadly the other church with Lalique worked on was in Normandy and it suffered substantial damage in the Second World War.

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