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Design for stained glass
  • Design for stained glass
    Powell, John Hardman, born 1827 - died 1895
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Design for stained glass

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Powell, John Hardman, born 1827 - died 1895 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink over preliminary pencil and watercolour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the John Hardman Studios

  • Museum number:

    E.1325-1963

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case CG, shelf 107

Physical description

Design for a stained glass window with three lights showing scenes from the life of St. Edmund. The first light on the left is mainly in pen and ink over preliminary pencil with parts of the tracery above the scene of St. Edmund teaching painted in cherry red, blue, ochre and green watercolour. Details along the side and bottom are picked out in yellow ochre. The central light showing a vision of the saint's mother appearing with a halo and looking like the Virgin Mary is the most coloured of the three lights. It is painted all over in watercolour. The right-hand light shows St. Edmund standing high above kneeling or seated soldiers in armour, he raises a crucifix high above his head. The tracery above is painted in watercolours as in the light in the far left. Details along the side and bottom are picked out in yellow ochre. The design is drawn onto a piece of cream-coloured paper shaped like a single lancet window.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1870 (made)

Artist/maker

Powell, John Hardman, born 1827 - died 1895 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink over preliminary pencil and watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'teaching mathematics / Vision of his mother / Preaches the Crusade'
Inscribed by the artist in pen and ink below each light

'St. Edmund's Coll., Old Hall'
Inscribed by the artist in pen and ink below the inscriptions beneath each light.

'1870'
In pencil between two horizontal parallel lines also in pencil.

'jhardman & Coy.'
Blind-stamped in centre near the top of the design.

Dimensions

Height: 53.7 cm, Width: 21.8 cm

Object history note

The design was produced for a stained glass window for St. Edmund's College, Old Hall Green, Hertfordshire. The window, for which this drawing is a design, was produced by John Hardman & Co.

Historical context note

The College chapel was added by A. W. N. Pugin.

Descriptive line

Design for a stained glass window for St. Edmund's College, Old Hall Green, Hertfordshire, showing scenes from the life of St. Edmund. Pen and ink, water-colour and pencil drawing probably by John Hardman Powell, 1870.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1963 . London: HMSO, 1964.

Materials

Pencil; Ink; Water-colour; Paper

Techniques

Drawing; Painting

Subjects depicted

Window

Categories

Drawings; Designs; Stained Glass

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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