St Frideswide - Design for Stained Glass Window, Christchurch Oxford

St Frideswide - Design for Stained Glass Window, Christchurch Oxford , 1859

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones

Artist:Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones
Birmingham, England, 1833 - 1898

ink and watercolour on paper

Burne-Jones was one of the second generation of Pre-Raphaelites who formed around Dante Gabriel Rossetti in Oxford in the late 1850s. This watercolour was the first idea for the design for a stained glass window for the Latin Chapel of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford.

Burne-Jones' design tells the story of St Frideswide, patron saint of Oxford. He shows the salient events of her life - from her escape from Algar, Prince of Leicester, to the last scene of her death. The finished window corresponds closely to this drawing but lacks the smooth flow of its continuing narrative.


Purchased in 1949.
Out of copyright
Sight Size: 49 × 30cm Frame Size: 68.4 × 48.2cm Weight: 3kg (Framed)
Acc. No. ABDAG002654

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