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Seventeenth-century Painted Glass in Oxford

Posted By ltempest On July 31, 2011 @ 2:58 pm In Issue 53,News | Comments Disabled

Fig. 11. Robert King, last Abbot of Osney, first Bishop of Oxford (d. 1557) by Abraham van Linge, Christchurch Cathedral (Oxford)

Fig. 11. Robert King, last Abbot of Osney, first Bishop of Oxford (d. 1557) by Abraham van Linge, Christchurch Cathedral (Oxford)

An important weekend course on seventeenth-century century painted glass in Oxford will be held in the city in May next year.

Organised 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 art and architectural historians, religious historians and conservation experts. There will also be guided visits to key Oxford Colleges.

Oxford played a crucial role in the revival of glass painting in the first half of the seventeenth century as many churchmen tried to create a ‘beauty of holiness’ as part of the rituals of worship. 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.

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 here.


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