Re: Re: Brother Michael Augustine O’Riordan

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Here we have Michael Augustine O’Riordan’s treatment of the side altars in St. John the Baptist’s in Kinsale. The broken pediment supported on corinthins columns, all surmounting the altar (since stupidly demolished), all framed between two corinthian pilasters. The arrangement derives from Serlio’s description of the Tabernaculi of the Pantheon in his Libro Terzo.

In the Kinsale arrangement, the framing of the side altars by pilasters, as in the Pantheon, required the use of a pilaster rather than a column behind the corinthian columns supporting the central canopy.

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