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Design for stained glass - The Third day of Creation
  • The Third day of Creation
    Burne-Jones, Edward Coley
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The Third day of Creation

  • Object:

    Design for stained glass

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1860 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Burne-Jones, Edward Coley (Sir), born 1833 - died 1898 (maker)
    James Powell & Sons (manufactured by)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This cartoon is for a section of the stained-glass windows made for the church of Holy Cross and St Lawrence at Waltham Abbey in Essex. The windows were made by James Powell & Sons of Whitefriars, London.

Physical description

Design for stained glass depicting the third day of Creation. Pendant.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1860 (made)


Burne-Jones, Edward Coley (Sir), born 1833 - died 1898 (maker)
James Powell & Sons (manufactured by)

Materials and Techniques



Diameter: 96 cm, Height: 1175 mm frame, Width: 1175 mm frame, Depth: 21 mm frame

Object history note

For James Powell & Son, Whitefriars. Stained glass design for Holy Cross and St Lawrence Church, Waltham Abbey, Essex. The east end was remodelled by William Burges in 1859-60. Sir Edward Poynter was responsible for the painted ceiling and Henry Holiday contributed some stained glass also. These are the last cartoons that Burne-Jones made for Powells.

Descriptive line

1 of 2 cartoons for stained glass for Waltham Abbey by Edward Burne-Jones, 1860.

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

Parry, Linda, ed. William Morris. London: Philip Wilson Publishers Limited, 1996. 384 p., ill. ISBN 0856674419




Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Plant; Tree


Stained Glass; Ecclesiastical Art/Craft; Designs; Religion


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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