13. The Stained Glass Windows of William Morris and his Circle in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

13. The Stained Glass Windows of William Morris and his Circle in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
Hampshire Papers 13: The Stained Glass Windows of William Morris and his Circle in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
by David Bond and Glynis Dear (1998)

This paper examines the ecclesiastical stained glass commissions undertaken between 1862 and 1930 by the firms Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Co and Morris Co in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

In the early years all the principle designers associated with Morris's firm were involved - William Morris himself, Edward Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Ford Madox Brown and Philip Webb - and examples of the work of each of these survive in the region, for example at Lyndhurst and Gatcombe. After the setting up of the firm Morris and Co in 1875, new commissions were carried out by Burne-Jones and Morris, with the firm's team of draughtsmen providing background detail, for example at Yateley and Heckfield in the north-east of the county and Woolston, Bitterne and Peartree Green in Southampton. After the deaths of Morris in 1896 and Burne-Jones in 1898, the stained glass work of Morris and Co continued under the direction of glass painter and textile designer, John Henry Dearle who had worked with Morris for many years. Examples of the firm's work from these years can be found in the Epiphany Chapel windows in Winchester Cathedral and in Sparsholt, Sway, Wonston, Longparish and Buriton parish churches.

As well as providing a useful survey of the Morris glass in the region, this well-illustrated paper also sheds light on the circumstances surrounding individual commissions, where possible using archive sources, for example Winchester diocesan faculties and, as at Lyndhurst, correspondence between the company and its clients.

Physical description 295mm x 210mm; softback; 28 pages.
Published in 1998 by Hampshire County Council.
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