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Record drawing of stained glass
  • Record drawing of stained glass
    Hartrick, Archibald Standish, born 1864 - died 1950
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Record drawing of stained glass

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1928 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hartrick, Archibald Standish, born 1864 - died 1950 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case CG, shelf 52

Physical description

Watercolour copy of a stained glass window depicting the Crucifixion, with Jesus on the cross in the centre, and two women, one either side of him. There are handwritten notes above and below the drawing. The stained glass from which this copy was taken is in Preston Church, near Dymock, Gloucestershire, and dates from the 14th century.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1928 (made)


Hartrick, Archibald Standish, born 1864 - died 1950 (artist)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

A.S.H. Aug 28. 28.
signed in ink

As fine in its way as the 13th century panels in Jerusalem Chapel, Westminster. Preston Church is very small and hidden behind Preston Court, one of the most interesting small manor houses I have seen anywhere. Brick and black & white timbering. The church is now practically rebuilt except the bell tower, which seems original. There is a little jumble of pieces of 14th cent. glass in a small window in bell tower also. Probably panel was included with these originally in east window.

Note the expressions on faces, and the very realistic treatment of tension in the torso, arms, etc. The observation shown is remarkable for the period. The glass was probably always low down (as it is at present) so the painter could use every sort of means to heighten his effect.


Height: 9 in, Width: 6.25 in

Descriptive line

Watercolour copy of a stained glass window from Preston Church, Gloucestershire, Archibald Standish Hartrick, Great Britain, 1928

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.


Water-colour; Paper (fiber product)



Subjects depicted

Stained glass


Drawings; Stained Glass; Christianity; Copies and Facsimiles; Designs


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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