The Apocalypse by John Bewsey

Design for a stained glass window for the great west window in Skelton-in-Clevland Parish Church.


Watercolour on paper
56 x 30 cm
Art Fund grant:
£338 ( Total: £1,350)
Acquired in:
Moss Galleries

It is the only known surviving design for a local church window. The loss of life in the First World War affected every parish in the British Isles. Unsurprisingly, some of the energy of the War effort was soon converted to making memorials and expressing collective grief became almost an industry. The work, through its detailed imagery and quality of execution exudes great symbolism.


Commissioned by Colonel Wharton, Yorkshire Regiment.

Venue details

Kirkleatham Museum Kirkleatham Village, Redcar Cleveland TS10 5NW 01642 479500

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