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Brownies

Oriel Window
ca. 1895 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 4 parts.

  • Panel
  • Panel
  • Panel
  • Panel
Materials and Techniques
Stained and painted glass
Brief Description
One of four panels from an oriel window, depicting fairies, entiltled 'Brownies'. Possibly from Soham House, Newmarket. Designed by Selwyn Image. English, c.1895.
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 165cm
  • Width: 129cm
  • Depth: 27cm
Production typeUnique
Object history
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.
Production
Reason For Production: Commission
Bibliographic Reference
The Work of Mr Selwyn Image. The Studio. 1898. vol.XIV, no.63, pp.3-10.
Collection
Accession Number
C.118-1984

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record createdJuly 2, 1998
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