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Thomas Willement On-line

An important book by the nineteenth-century heraldry expert and stained glass artist, Thomas Willement (1786–1871) can now be read on-line here. A Concise Account of the Principal Works in Stained Glass That Have Been Executed was published by Willement in 1840 and contains … Continue reading

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Denton Musical Window On CD

Regular readers will remember the fascinating article by Geoffrey Lane and Gordon Plumb on the musical score by the French-Flemish renaissance composer, Orlande de Lassus (c.1530–1594), depicted in the east window of St Helen, Denton in Wharfedale, (Yorkshire) [see Vidimus, June … Continue reading

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Visit Medieval Poland

The 2011 conference of the British Archaeological Association will be held in Kraków, the capital of Poland. The conference, which runs 3–7 July, will be based at the Jagiellonian Library. It will be concerned with the medieval art, architecture and archaeology of … Continue reading

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Name that Roundel

This month’s puzzle comes from the parish church of St Mary in Shrewsbury [Fig. 5]. It shows a group of men standing by the shore with ships and buildings in the background. The central characters are framed by soldiers looking … Continue reading

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Diary

Lectures/Trips 14–17 April: Stained Glass Museum study weekend visit to the north-east, including Durham, Newcastle and Sunderland. For more information, visit the events page of the Stained Glass Museum website. 17 June: British Society of Master Glass Painters AGM and … Continue reading

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New Discoveries at Rievaulx Abbey

Thanks to a chance in a thousand, curators from English Heritage have finally been able to identify the original location of stained glass excavated at one of North Yorkshire’s most famous abbeys in the 1920s. Rievaulx Abbey, approximately thirty miles north … Continue reading

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A Recreated Medieval Cartoon

  An exciting exhibition of new designs in stained glass scheduled for 22nd September – 31st December will feature a recreated cartoon by the well-known glass painter, Jonathan Cooke, of a panel from the Savile Chapel east window (nII, 2-3b), … Continue reading

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Stained Glass on Show in Chicago until 30 May

Important examples of French medieval stained glass are among the highlights of a superb new exhibition at the Art Institute Museum in Chicago (USA). Kings, Queens, and Courtiers: Art in Early Renaissance France includes a window (c. 1480 – 1505) from … Continue reading

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Harry Harvey

We are sad to note the death, on 29 January, of Harry Harvey, aged 88. He was a leading figure in contemporary stained glass design and completed more than two hundred windows in a career lasting forty years. He trained … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Study Day at Gloucester Cathedral: 5 May

Led by a team of cathedral guides, the day will include a short film on the making of a stained glass window, followed by tours of the cathedral’s important medieval stained glass in the east window, Lady Chapel and cloisters. … Continue reading

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