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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:

    watercolour drawing

  • Museum number:

    E.923-1929

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2B, shelf DR107, box SS5

Physical description

Drawing of a stained glass panel depicting William of York being received at the west end of the Minster.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1895 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

watercolour drawing

Dimensions

Height: 28 in, Width: 31 in

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, watercolour, 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.
Harrison, Frederick. The painted glass of York, an account of the medieval glass of the minster and the parish churches. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, ca. 1927

Materials

Water-colour; Paper (fiber product)

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Stained glass

Categories

Drawings; Stained Glass; Christianity

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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