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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:

    ca. 1890-1929 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pen and ink drawing

  • Museum number:

    E.1185-1929

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Drawing of a stained glass panel in a quatrefoil, depicting the heraldic symbol of 'The Pelican in her Piety': a pelican piercing its own breast to draw blood to feed its young. The drawing also shows details of backgrounds and borders.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1890-1929 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

pen and ink drawing

Marks and inscriptions

JWK
signed in pencil

Dimensions

Height: 8.4375 in, Width: 6.1875 in

Object history note

The stained glass from which this copy was made is in a quatrefoil in the head of the south pair of lights in the west window of York Minster, and dates from the early 14th century.

Descriptive line

1 of 12 copies of stained glass in the west window of York Minster, pen and ink drawing, J. W. Knowles, Great Britain, ca. 1890-1929

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); Ink

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Pelican; Stained glass

Categories

Drawings; Stained Glass; Christianity; Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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