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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:

    watercolour drawing

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

One of a set of drawings showing details of figures, backgrounds etc, from stained glass.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


ca. 1890-1929 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

watercolour drawing

Marks and inscriptions

signed in pencil

Object history note

The stained glass panels from which this set of drawings were made are in the fifth window from the east (known as the St Cuthbert Window) in the south aisle of the choir of York Minster. The original window was donated by Cardinal Langley, Bishop of Durham, in the early 5th century.

In 1887-8 the whole of the St Cuthbert Window was rearranged in its original order, and twelve panels were removed. Panels of new glass were produced by J. W. Knowles, based on the originals as far as possible, and the figures of saints and angels in the tracery were replaced.

Descriptive line

1 of 21 sheets of details from stained glass in St Cuthbert's Window, York Minster, watercolour drawings, 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.


Paper (fiber product); Water-colour




Drawings; Stained Glass; Ecclesiastical Art/Craft; Christianity; Copies and Facsimiles; Designs


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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