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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 (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 C, case MB2B, shelf DR108, box SS4

Physical description

Drawing of a stained glass panel from the Life of St Cuthbert, depicting a crow bringing fat.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


ca. 1890 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

watercolour drawing


Height: 29.5 in, Width: 29.25 in

Object history note

The stained glass from which this drawing is copied is in the fifth window from the east (known as the St Cuthbert Window) in the south aisle of the choir of York Minster. The 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.

Descriptive line

1 of 75 copies of the stained glass in the St Cuthbert Window in York Minster, watercolour drawing, J. W. Knowles, Great Britain, ca. 1890

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



Subjects depicted

Stained glass; Crows


Drawings; Stained Glass; Christianity; Ecclesiastical Art/Craft


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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