Tuesday, June 15, 2010

(Sir) Edward Coley Burne-Jones - Stained Glass designs

[Christ : The Sower]
[Christ : Stilling the Waves]

inscribed 'BRIGHOUSE/The Sower No. 1 S.P.252 and with a further inscription on a label 'No.1. 'The Sower'. One of a pair of cartoons/designed by the late Sir Edward Burne-Jones. Bart./Reproduced in stained glass for 'St Martins'/Church, Brighouse, Yorks. by Morris & Company,/Merton Abbey Works, Surrey, in the year 1896.'
coloured chalks, on buff paper
48 3/4 x23 1/4"

Cartoons for lights at the east end of the north aisle in the church of St Martin, Brighouse, Yorkshire. The present two subjects form the middle panels of the lancets which were added in 1897.

They are mentioned in his account books (now in the Fitzwilliam Museum) and are painted in BJ's 'late abstract style' which appealed to artists like Picasso and Wyndham Lewis.

A. C. Sewter, The Stained Glass of William Morris and his Circle

other 48 3/4 x 23 1/4"
coloured chalks on buff paper


Anonymous said...

These panels are beautiful...

Hermes said...

I agree, his late style was something rather wonderful.