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Panel

Panel

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1682 (made)
    1825 (restored)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gyles, Henry, born 1645 - died 1709 (painter)
    Barnett, J. (restorer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glass painted in enamel paints and silver stain

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs. George Milner in memory of Brigadier General George Milner, C.M.G., D.S.O.

  • Museum number:

    C.89:1-1926

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Far left panel of five depicting the Royal Arms of Charles II. Painted with enamel paints onto glass. Painted by Henry Gyles. Believed to be originally from the West window of the Guildhall in York. This panel with inscription stating restored by J. Barnett, York, 1825. English, 1682.
Panel. Royal insignia and coronets of the degrees of nobility suspended by ribbons with a cherub above. Inscribed: Repaired 1825 by J. Barnett, College Street, York.
The five panels together make up the royal arms of England with the usual mottoes and flanked by the lion and the unicorn supporters. At the top are the initials 'CR'. Painted in enamel colours and in silver stain.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1682 (made)
1825 (restored)

Artist/maker

Gyles, Henry, born 1645 - died 1709 (painter)
Barnett, J. (restorer)

Materials and Techniques

Glass painted in enamel paints and silver stain

Object history note

Believed to be originally from the West window of the Guildhall in York. Subsequently installed at Acomb Priory.
Given by Mrs. G. Milner, c/o Lady Vivian Glynn of Bodmin in Cornwall.

Historical context note

Note attached in Register: (1 January 1953) Postcard from Knowles to Lane:...Corporation Minute 22 Sept 1684 ordered that Mr Gyles have £20 paid him for finishing the window in Guildhall according to the patterne brought by him to this court. York House Book vol. 38. The window had been ordered "to be set up in Guildhall according to the Modell now presented to this court" on 15 Dec. 1679.
Note in Register (referring to B&W photo in Register): This photograph is apparently the 'print' mentioned in the registered papers as having been given by Mrs Milner, with the glass; the window shown in it differs very considerably from the glass itself.
Note in Register: In her letter (RP 26/1693) Mrs Milner said she believed the figures of Truth (actually Mercy) and Justice were in Ireland.
Note in Register: Mr Trevor Brighton believes these panels are not from Guildhall but are similar ones made for Leeman's House, Acomb, York.

Descriptive line

Far left panel of five depicting the Royal Arms of Charles II. Painted with enamel paints onto glass. Painted by Henry Gyles. Believed to be originally from the West window of the Guildhall in York. This panel with inscription stating restored by J. Barnett, York, 1825. English, 1682.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Knowles, John A., "Henry Gyles, Glass Painter of York", The Walpole Society, vol. XI, 1922-3

Materials

Glass

Subjects depicted

Royal arms

Categories

Stained Glass; British Galleries

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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