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Record drawing of stained glass

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1895 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pencil and watercolour drawing

  • Museum number:

    E.991-1929

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2B, shelf DR106, box SS6

Physical description

Drawing depicting figures of archbishops and kings, from the tracery lights of a stained glass window.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1895 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

pencil and watercolour drawing

Object history note

The stained glass from which this copy was made is in the fourth window from the west, known as the St William Window, in the north aisle of the choir of York Minster. The window was presented by the family of Ros of Hamlake (Helmsley) Castle, and was completed in the early 15th century.
In 1895 J. W. Knowles, a Stonegate-based glass painter, took photographs and made watercolour drawings of all the panels in the St William Window. The drawings showed which parts of the glass were original, and were later used by conservators as a reference for restoration work.

Descriptive line

1 of 137 copies of stained glass representing the life and miracles of St William of York, from the St William Window in York Minster, pencil and watercolour drawing, J. W. Knowles, Great Britain, ca. 1895

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

Water-colour; Paper (fiber product)

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Archbishop; Stained glass; Kings

Categories

Drawings; Stained Glass; Christianity

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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