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Sir Launfal and the Leper

  • Object:

    Panel

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1910 (designed and made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cowell, Thomas, born 1870 - died 1949 (painter)
    Measures Parlby, George, born 1856 - died 1944 (designer)
    James Powell & Sons (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glass, lead, enamel, painted

  • Credit Line:

    Given by John Wilson

  • Museum number:

    C.15-1994

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Stained glass aquare panel, partly stained, lead. The design is of a central oval which depicts a knight on a horse with another figure crouched below to the side. Floral decoration surrounds this oval with text running around the entrity of the panel.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1910 (designed and made)

Artist/maker

Cowell, Thomas, born 1870 - died 1949 (painter)
Measures Parlby, George, born 1856 - died 1944 (designer)
James Powell & Sons (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Glass, lead, enamel, painted

Marks and inscriptions

'As Sir Launfal made morn through the darksome gate, He was ware of a leper, crouched by the same, who begg'd with his hand and moaned as he sat, so he tossed him a piece of gold in scorn.'
Inscription running around the panel.

Dimensions

Height: 38 cm, Width: 38 cm

Object history note

Together with C.16 & 17-1994, this window was sited at the rear of the double drawing room of Cowell's house in Surbiton.

Descriptive line

Stained glass panel, 'Sir Launfal and the Leper', part stained, lead, enamel, probably designed by George Parlby, painted by Thomas Cowell at James Powell & Sons, England, c.1910

Materials

Glass; Enamel; Lead

Techniques

Painted

Categories

British Galleries; Stained Glass

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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