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    Ged's 85 Dale Street post got me thinking about having a thread dedicated to the mosaics found around Liverpool. I don't know about you, but I must have taken loads of shots without realising there was a mosaic in the picture.

    Here's a few I took in Castle Street. All created by Frank Murray in 1889.



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    Brilliant those Dave. Some great art work there and captured perfectly. Apparently there was a mosaic scene above the head of Queen Victoria at her monument that has been taken down. The last I heard it was being sought for restoration and reinstallment.
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    Mosaics on the grave of Sir Andrew Barcley Walker at All Saints Childwall





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    Mosaics on the grave of Sir Andrew Barcley Walker at All Saints Childwall

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    If you keep scrolling down, some great ones of St. Philip De Neri church and others.

    www.scottiepress.org/projects/litaly.htm
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    Haha on that same oage tho there is a link to the opera I am stage managing! (una voce opera 'daughters of the regiment' PLEASE COME SEE IT!)

    Anywho...The moasic of the angel on the grave is beautiful, I love how it looks like the angel is watching down.

    Does anyone know if the mosaic on the queen vic monument is a rumor? If not we should campaign for it to be restored where it belongs as I would love to see it!
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    MissDeamenour. Una McCauley is a good woman. I wish you all the success, in fact i'm attending the final night (for the party you see) at Southport on 19th May. There is a page somewhere on the Scottie press where the Queen Victoria Monument mosaic is reported as fact by the Tremarco family whom I think worked on it originally.
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    Hi Dave et al.

    The Scottie Press site on Liverpool's Little Italy discusses how many of the mosaics in the city were done by Italian immigrant craftsmen or done by Italian craftsmen in Italy and imported into England. See

    http://www.scottiepress.org/projects/litaly.htm

    As you can see, the imposing mosaic that you photographed on the former British and Foreign Marine Insurance Company Building was done by Antonio Salviati (1816-1890), who founded his “laboratory of mosaic art” in Venice in 1859. See also http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/...r_39_00001.htm and http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=mosaics+Salviati

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    Hi Dave

    I am trying to reconcile what is said on the Scottie Press site about Salviati being responsible for the mosaic at the former British and Foreign Marine Insurance Company Building and what is said on the link you provided, that Frank Murray was responsible and signed it in 1889. Hmmmm.... Could Salviati have provided the glass used in the mosaic and the actual design be Murray's? I'm not sure.

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    Thanks for the info Chris. By the way, Ron from Scottie Press emailed me just a few minutes ago to tell me that his website is being reviewed by Lark Lane's Andrew Macaulay on Radio Merseyside at 17:50 this evening, so listen out for it folks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    MissDeamenour. Una McCauley is a good woman. I wish you all the success, in fact i'm attending the final night (for the party you see) at Southport on 19th May. There is a page somewhere on the Scottie press where the Queen Victoria Monument mosaic is reported as fact by the Tremarco family whom I think worked on it originally.
    My god! you will actually meet me then! Argh! Now I am nervous. And yes, Una is a great woman, she has done alot for me, especially in the singing department (she gave me alot of solos alongside professional singers). She is a little annoyed I'm not singing in the opera but building props instead :S

    They should deffinately find a way to restore the mosaic before 08, i think it would be fantastic as it would show some of the italian culture and heritage in our city but in an easy to find and see place (as some of the other beautiful mosaics are a little hard to find).
    I wonder if he'll make me crawl. I wonder how far I might fall. I'm stuck beneath my skin I don't know who to blame for this mess I'm in. Involuntarily falling to my knees another victim of heart disease. Another Night without a dark tunnel, stay in bed so I can't be stolen. And everything revolves around the fear of my fate. Everyday a little closer to death.

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    Did you get Johnny Kennedy's autograph, or maybe he got yours .
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    Haha ya beat us to it Robbo

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Hi Dave

    I am trying to reconcile what is said on the Scottie Press site about Salviati being responsible for the mosaic at the former British and Foreign Marine Insurance Company Building and what is said on the link you provided, that Frank Murray was responsible and signed it in 1889. Hmmmm.... Could Salviati have provided the glass used in the mosaic and the actual design be Murray's? I'm not sure.

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    Hi Chris,
    I've replied to this on another thread. Your suggestion makes more sense than mine!

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