Imogen Stuart (1927-2024)

All at Christ Church Cathedral offer their heartfelt condolences to the family of sculptor, Imogen Stuart, who died Monday 25 March.

Imogen made the Madonna and child, now in the Lady chapel, for Dean John Paterson in 1991:

“The little Madonna was originally carved in cedar wood – a broken branch given to me by a friend from her garden. The mother and child had to be very thin to fit into this narrow piece. It was cast in plaster and later bronze – the Dean of Christ Church Cathedral liked it so much he commissioned me to do it for him. The bronze patination was similar to the stone in the cathedral so it blends in beautifully. It was the first figurative work commissioned by Christ Church since the Reformation.”

May she Rest in Peace. 

Further information about Imogen’s life and work can be found here and here.

(Photograph: Conor Horgan, courtesy of The Irish Times 25 March 2024).



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