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title The Story Behind All Souls' Chapel
creator Tuck, Robert C.
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description Charlottetown's All Souls' Chapel has been called "the Sistine Chapel of Canada;" but it is no more the Sistine Chapel than St. Peter's Cathedral (which it adjoins) is St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Nevertheless, All Souls' Chapel is a unique treasure, architecturally, artistically, and — most important of all — spiritually. The Chapel is a Victorian Gothic gem on a small, Prince Edward Island scale. Designed by architect William Critchlow Harris, Jr. (1854-1913), and incorporating 18 paint ings by his brother Robert (1849-1919), it was conceived as a memorial to the first "priestincumbent" (as he was called) of St. Peter's Cathedral, the Reverend George Hodgson, who died in 1885 at the age of 43. But it soon became a place to remember other members of the Cathedral congregation — "all souls" — after their death. Many of Robert Harris's paintings in the Chapel were done as memorials, as were the stained glass windows. After the paintings and the windows were complete, the names of others being memor ial ized were mounted on brass plates.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1987
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-290
source 22
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.

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title The Story Behind All Souls' Chapel
creator Tuck, Robert C.
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description Charlottetown's All Souls' Chapel has been called "the Sistine Chapel of Canada;" but it is no more the Sistine Chapel than St. Peter's Cathedral (which it adjoins) is St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Nevertheless, All Souls' Chapel is a unique treasure, architecturally, artistically, and — most important of all — spiritually. The Chapel is a Victorian Gothic gem on a small, Prince Edward Island scale. Designed by architect William Critchlow Harris, Jr. (1854-1913), and incorporating 18 paint ings by his brother Robert (1849-1919), it was conceived as a memorial to the first "priestincumbent" (as he was called) of St. Peter's Cathedral, the Reverend George Hodgson, who died in 1885 at the age of 43. But it soon became a place to remember other members of the Cathedral congregation — "all souls" — after their death. Many of Robert Harris's paintings in the Chapel were done as memorials, as were the stained glass windows. After the paintings and the windows were complete, the names of others being memor ial ized were mounted on brass plates.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1987
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-290
source 22
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.