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Design for Stained Glass

ca. 1890 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Design for the figure of St Etheldreda in a stained glass panel.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
watercolour drawing
Brief Description
1 of 24 designs for figures in the restored tracery of the St Cuthbert Window, York Minster, watercolour drawing, J. W. Knowles, Great Britain, ca. 1890
Physical Description
Design for the figure of St Etheldreda in a stained glass panel.
Dimensions
  • Height: 29.625in
  • Width: 9.25in
Object history
This design is for a figure in the restored tracery of 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. The numbering of the panels is that given by the Rev. F. Harrison in "The Painted Glass of York," 1927.
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Associated Objects
Bibliographic References
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1929, London: Board of Education, 1930.
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1929, London: Board of Education, 1930.
Collection
Accession Number
E.814-1929

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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