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Chancel East Window

Date: ca. 1864
14 7/8 x 10 1/4 in. (37.8 x 26 cm.)
Medium: watercolor and ink on paper
Credit Line: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Inscription: recto lower right: "Design for Stained Glass for E. Window Bradford Ch./ Moris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co./ 8 Red Lion Sq. London"; lower left: "1/2" scale"; verso upper left: "Bradford"
Object Number: 2000.5.474
Label Text:This design was for one of the earliest large-scale commissions to be received by the firm. The window consists of fourteen main panels and nearly three-dozen tracery panels. To emphasize the importance of the central panel, the firm has enlarged the figures of St. Peter in the lower tier and Christ in Majesty in the upper tier in contrast to the other saints. Philip Webb was largely responsible for the layout of these early commissions as well as for the geometric background pattern inspired by medieval precedent. The coloring of the windows was left to Morris, who aimed to achieve a jewel-like quality in the colored glass.