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Seventeenth-century Painted Glass in Oxford

Posted By ltempest On February 10, 2012 @ 2:04 pm In Issue 57,News | Comments Disabled

The first half of the seventeenth century saw a significant revival in glass-painting in England, related to new thinking concerning the appropriate way to adorn a church and a desire to create the ‘beauty of holiness’. An important weekend course on this subject will be held in Oxford in May.

Fig. 1. Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford: detail of a window signed by Abraham van Linge, 1630s.

Fig. 1. Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford: detail of a window signed by Abraham van Linge, 1630s.

Organized by the university’s Department for Continuing Education in association with the Ecclesiological Society and the Stained Glass Research Centre at the University of York, the course will include lectures by conservation experts and historians of art, architecture and religion. There will also be guided visits to key Oxford Colleges. Artists whose work survives in the city include the Emden-born painters Bernard and Abraham van Linge, as well as English figures such as Richard Greenbury. [Fig. 1]

The course takes place between Friday 11 May and Sunday 13 May 2012 at Rewley House, Wellington Square, Oxford. Further information, including details of fees and the programme, can be found on the website of the Department for Continuing Education.


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