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Record drawing of stained glass

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1914 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pencil and ink drawing

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Two drawings showing panels of stained glass from the base of window lights. One depicts a diaper pattern of oak leaves rising from the mouth of a falcon, with borders of fleurs-de-lis, and the other depicts a medallion enclosing the head of Christ.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1914 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

pencil and ink drawing

Marks and inscriptions

JWK, July 10/14
signed in pencil


Height: 8.125 in first drawing, Width: 4.0625 in first drawing, Height: 6.0625 in second drawing, Width: 3.3125 in second drawing

Object history note

The stained glass from which this drawing was made is in the second window from the south in the west wall of the vestibule of the Chapter House of York Minster, and dates from the early 14th century.

Descriptive line

1 of 11 copies of stained glass in the Chapter House of York Minster, pencil and ink drawing, J. W. Knowles, Great Britain, 1914

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.


Paper (fiber product); Ink



Subjects depicted

Fleur-de-lis; Diaper pattern; Stained glass; Falcons; Medallions


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


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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