Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Photo of Mosaic at Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Church

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, in Crestwood, Missouri, USA - mosaic

This mosaic is one of two in the sanctuary of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Church, in the suburban Saint Louis County town of Crestwood, Missouri.

According to the book Still shining: discovering lost treasures from the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, by Diane Rademacher:
The two semi-circular mosaics were commissioned by the Busch family [of Anheuser-Busch fame, and whose estate, Grant's Farm, is nearby] of St. Louis... They were created by August Ortken and collaborators in Munich... At the fair, the panels were exhibited in the German Section of the Palace of Varied Industries. The exquisite murals portray the youthful betrothal and wedding of St. Elizabeth of Hungary....

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