Christ statue in Hyde Park Chapel?

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Christ statue in Hyde Park Chapel?

Postby blaineg » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:30 pm

I just stumbled across some pictures of the Christ statue installed in the Hyde Park Chapel. Every reference I've seen calls it "the Christus", but it's clearly a different sculpture from Thorvaldsen's, though probably inspired by it.

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Any idea who the sculptor is, or the title of the work? I've always loved Thorvaldsen's, but this statue seems kinder and gentler.

(And a little more digging shows a number of photos of a Christus replica at Hyde Park, while others show this statue. So the statue was changed at some point.)

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Re: Christ statue in Hyde Park Chapel?

Postby lajackson » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:09 am

blaineg wrote:Any idea who the sculptor is, or the title of the work? I've always loved Thorvaldsen's, but this statue seems kinder and gentler.

Quite a number of replicas of Thorvaldsen's The Christus have been made, but they usually more closely match the original. I am not aware of the history of this statue in the Hyde Park Chapel.


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