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Wax Crayon Drawing - Stained Glass Design - The Last Judgment

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1898P19
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1874 - 1880

Maker Information

Assistant:Sir Edward Burne-Jones - View biography for Sir Edward Burne-Jones

Notes

These cartoons for stained glass were executed by Morris & Co for the church of St Michael and St Mary Magdalene, Easthampstead, Berkshire, for the chancel east window. They comprise of three lights crowned by a rose window. The rose window depicted 'Christ in Judgement', the design was done in oil and called 'Dies Domini' (1873-74) it is now lost. There is a pastel version, dated 1875, in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight. The cartoons were drawn in 1874, and the window executed in 1876.

The triptych cartoon was returned to Burne-Jones's studio, to be coloured in wax crayon in 1880, the colouring bearing little resemblance to the final window.

The cartoon appears in the Morris & Co Windows Book as numbers 247 (left), 203 (middle) and 248 (right).

Presented by Rt Hon William Kenrick and James Richardson Holliday, 1898.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:St Michael and St Mary Magdalene Eastham
Medium:Wax crayon on paper.
Material(s):Paper

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Dimensions

Height:3050 mm
Width:950 mm