Re: Re: reordering and destruction of irish cathedrals – St Colmans Cathedral, Cobh
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I am posting here a picture of the South elevation of an ideal Neo Gothic church of the 13th. century which appeared in the first volumn of A. N. Didron’s Annales Archeologiques published in Paris in 1844. He, along with Viollet-Leduc, was the great exponent of the Gothic Revival in France and greatly admired A.W.N. Pugin. While I have never seen a reference to Didron as a possible source for the conception of Cobh Cathedral, I do not believe that it is completely to be ruled out that he was not. I also will add the relevant section for Cobh.
Dideron tells us that this plan was drawn up by Jean-Baptiste Lassus (1807-1857) . It exemplifies a church of the period prior to the reign of St. Louis IX, and roughly from the end of the reign of Philipe-Auguste. Dirdon explains that the plan is presented in such a way “en agrandissant les dimensions du type qui sera offert, on pourrait avoir une cath