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Panel - The Sower

The Sower

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Bristol (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1930 - 1939 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Woore, Edward, born 1880 - died 1960 (designer)
    Joseph Bell and Son (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stained and painted glass

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Geoffrey Robinson

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

The central pictorial panel is placed between two groups of eight plain panes and set within a wooden frame. There are three horizontal iron bars. The central panel depicts a man scattering seed from a basket while behind another man drives an ox pulling a plough. The main figure of the sower has a red cloak. The panel is predominantly formed of clear glass with enamel paint and silver stain although there are also areas of red and blue pot metal glass.

Place of Origin

Bristol (probably, made)


1930 - 1939 (made)


Woore, Edward, born 1880 - died 1960 (designer)
Joseph Bell and Son (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Stained and painted glass

Marks and inscriptions

'Behold a Sower went / Forth to sow'
Decoration; On the surface of the glass.; painted; 1930 - 1939


Height: 166.0 cm in wood frame measured by hand, Width: 55.5 cm in wood frame measured by hand, Depth: 4.5 cm in wood frame measured by hand

Descriptive line

Stained glass panel, 'The Sower', designed by Edward Woore, England, 1930s
Code 4


Stained glass; Iron; Wood




Stained Glass

Production Type



Ceramics Collection

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