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

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.

Provenance

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.


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