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.

Details

Medium:
Stained & painted glass, lead, wood
Dimensions:
183 x 56 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,900 ( Total: £11,500; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
1996
Vendor:
Christie's

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.

Venue details

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham West Midlands B3 3DH 0121 348 8000 www.birminghammuseums.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass

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