Dear thread contributors,
I am 'Mosaic1' and I am new to your discussions, which are very interesting to me. You have been discussing the work of Ludwig Oppenheimer Ltd. in relation to Cobh & elsewhere and Iyou might like to know that there are 2 additional churches that may contain their work - St. Fintan's, in Taghmon, Co. Wexford, and St. Mary's, in Listowel, Co. Kerry.
With scholars and mosaic enthusiasts in Ireland and the U.K., I have been researching the firm for some time now, prompted initially by the apparent, and puzzling, absence of information on them and their work. We now know a good deal more about the firm and the people and are hoping to have a seminar and to publish a book on them and their works. The firm was founded in 1865 in Manchester and operated until 1965. It's mosaics are known in Ireland, England, France and 1 in the U.S. Bizarrely for a Manchester based firm, most of their presently known work is in Ireland, so much remains to be learnt about their work in Britain.
If anybody has any information or knows of any possible sources of such, I'd be very grateful to hear from them.
Kind regards, and many thanks in advance for your help,