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Oriel window - Brownies


  • Object:

    Oriel window

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1895 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Selwyn Image, born 1849 - died 1930 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stained and painted glass

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Four panels of glass depicting figures held within a wooden framework. Each panel depicts a figure, human in appearance except for pointed ears. Each figure wears a flowing robe. The framework has an iron chain attached to the top and electric light fittings (ca. 1980 ?) inside. The two outer panels flank the two central panels at an angle of about 45 degrees. There is a curved 'roof' to the structure and flat wooden panels enclosing the lower half.

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1895 (made)


Selwyn Image, born 1849 - died 1930 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Stained and painted glass


Height: 165 cm, Width: 129 cm, Depth: 27 cm

Object history note

Made for and removed from Soham House, Snailwell Road, Newmarket.

Historical significance: The Brownies, in Mrs Ewing's book for children of that title, were good fairies who helped with housework.

Descriptive line

One of four panels from an oriel window, depicting fairies, entiltled 'Brownies'. Possibly from Soham House, Newmarket. Designed by Selwyn Image. English, c.1895.

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

The Work of Mr Selwyn Image. The Studio. 1898. vol.XIV, no.63, pp.3-10.

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commission


Stained glass; Oak; Iron

Production Type



Ceramics Collection

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