Stained glass: Amor and Alcestis

One of a series depicting characters from Chaucer's 'Legend of Goode Wimmen', this panel was designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, and the border designed by Philip Webb.

Details

Medium:
Painted, stained & leaded glass
Dimensions:
48 x 54 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,000 ( Total: £12,840)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
Christie's

It is an example of the influential collaboration of Morris as colourist and Burne-Jones as designer, who together produced much of the finest stained glass of the period, and whose non-ecclesiastical commissions did much to popularise the use of stained glass in a domestic setting.

Provenance

Christie's, 20/2/91.

Venue details

William Morris Gallery Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow, LONDON London E17 4PP 020 8496 4391 www.wmgallery.org.uk

Entry details

Free to all
Offers with National Art Pass

Wed – Sun, 10am – 5pm

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