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#11 – The Salviati Mosaics

The Salviati Mosaics

Jane Brooke, Vice Dean and Canon Missioner of Chester Cathedral discusses the Salviati Mosaics, often referred to as the Brassey Mosaics, resident in the Cathedrals’ St Erasmus Chapel.

The Mosaics were created in the 19th Century by Salviati, originally commissioned and supported by the Brassey family, who through Thomas Brassey were famous for laying down railway tracks across the United Kingdom and into and across Europe. In recent years these beautiful and historical Mosaics had suffered from a number of environmental conditions and the cost to restore and protect this valuable artwork was supported with a significant donation by the Cheshire Freemasons.


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