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Design for stained glass - The Eternal

The Eternal

  • Object:

    Design for stained glass

  • Place of origin:

    London (designed)

  • Date:

    2003-2004 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Taylor Jacobson, Ruth (artist (stained glass))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil on cream-coloured wove paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case CG, shelf 109

This is a design in pencil for a stained glass panel by Ruth Taylor Jacobson for the Jewish part of the Sacred Silver and Stained Glass Gallery in the V&A. It is a preliminary design without colour.

Physical description

A design in pencil on a rectangular sheet of thick, cream-coloured, wove paper. The design is figurative and shows a stag with antlers at the bottom left and a rearing lion at bottom right, with two eagles at the top above a roundel showing a vision of Jerusalem.

Place of Origin

London (designed)


2003-2004 (designed)


Taylor Jacobson, Ruth (artist (stained glass))

Materials and Techniques

Pencil on cream-coloured wove paper

Marks and inscriptions

Ruled pencil lines creating a rectangle, with several measurement marks around it, and a longer ruled line on each side, running from the top to bottom vertically. Possibly an abandoned preliminary lay-out for a drawing.


Height: 56.7 cm, Width: 38.2 cm

Descriptive line

Design in pencil depicting a stag at bottom left, a rearing lion at bottom right, above which is a vision of Jerusalem and a mother eagle feeding its young. The drawing has a strong upwards and zig-zagging thrust.


Pencil; Paper



Subjects depicted

Stag; Judaism; Eagle; Lion


Judaism; Stained Glass; Designs


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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