Stained Glass: Samuel by Sir Edward Burne-Jones

Samuel is a single lancet light of the Prophet in old age, set against delicately painted lozenge-shaped quarries.


Stained & painted glass, lead, wood
183 x 56 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,900 ( Total: £11,500; Tax remission)
Acquired in:

It forms a strong contrast to other figurative subjects shown at the Boston fair in America. Morris & Co's aim was to introduce to an American audience the firm's various ways of rendering subject matter and the different techniques of glass painting.


Thought to have been purchased by Henry Lindley Fry at the Boston Fair 1883; by bequest to Kemper Road Swedenborgian Church Cincinnati, 1895; Christie's, 2/5/96, lot 29, unsold.

Venue details

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Chamberlain Square, BIRMINGHAM West Midlands B3 3DH 0121 303 1966

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass

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