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Record drawing of stained glass
  • Record drawing of stained glass
    Knowles, J. W., born 1838 - died 1931
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Record drawing of stained glass

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1891 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Knowles, J. W., born 1838 - died 1931 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    watercolour and pencil drawing

  • Museum number:

    E.2637-1929

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case CG, shelf 104, box D

Physical description

Drawing showing details of a stained glass panel including the head of St Peter, another head, two quarries with flower designs, and two crockets.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1891 (made)

Artist/maker

Knowles, J. W., born 1838 - died 1931 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

watercolour and pencil drawing

Marks and inscriptions

JWK (monogr.) July 27.91.
signed in pencil

It appears to have had a thin oil smeared over it - the slip and moustache made out with semi-colour - the high lights taken out with a quill pencil or stick, then the outline laid on solid and clean. The drapery has been stippled in oil on a smeared shadow. The outline put in as head, diapered border scratched out on a block laid ground.
Notes by the artist relating to the head of St Peter

Dimensions

Height: 11.25 in, Width: 17.5625 in

Object history note

The stained glass from which this drawing was copied is in the east window of the Church of St Michael-le-Belfrey, York. It dates from the early 14th century.

Descriptive line

1 of 6 copies of stained glass in the Church of St Michael-le-Belfrey, York, pencil and watercolour drawing, J. W. Knowles, Great Britain, 1891

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1929, London: Board of Education, 1930.

Materials

Paper (fiber product); Water-colour

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Stained glass; Crockets

Categories

Drawings; Stained Glass; Christianity; Copies and Facsimiles; Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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