The Honan Chapel, Cork City- Harry Clarke (1889 to 1931) was undoubtedly Ireland’s greatest stained glass artist. Internationally the name of Harry Clarke is synonymous with quality craftsmanship and imaginative genius in his stained glass work.
St. Brendan (1916) is depicted wearing patchwork robes of greens, blues, purple and gold. The sun is shown setting behind his right shoulder. He holds a paddle in his left hand. The bottom panel depicts the dramatic moment when Brendan encounters the unhappy Judas. Judas is shown as a grey, devilish figure surrounded by red and yellow flames.
Photos Michael Cullen 2009 and Text by Lucy Costigan 2009
Text by Lucy Costigan
Images Copyright to Michael Cullen
Grant aided by the The Heritage Council of Ireland
Updated 12th Feb 2015
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(A): Harry Clarke was actively involved in part of the window’s execution, the rest being executed under his supervision in his Studio
(B): The window was initially conceived by Harry Clarke but executed by the Studio under his close supervision
(C): The window was designed by Harry Clarke.
Where neither A, B or C is indicated beside window title, the stained glass window or panel was designed and executed fully by Harry Clarke