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    Sale 7435

    British Works on Paper

    21 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 114

    Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt., A.R.A., R.W.S. (1833-1898)

    St. Simon, study for stained glass window for the South Window, New Ferry Church, Wirral

    Price Realised  

    Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt., A.R.A., R.W.S. (1833-1898)
    St. Simon, study for stained glass window for the South Window, New Ferry Church, Wirral
    inscribed 'St SIMON' (on the backboard) and further inscribed and dated 'No. South Aisle/July 1877/F P 348' (on the backboard)
    pencil on prepared ground, shaped
    51¾ x 13¾ in. (131.4 x 34.9 cm.)


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    The present drawing by Burne-Jones is for the South Aisle of the Church of St Mark, New Ferry, Cheshire. The present drawing is for the left hand light of the window in the south aisle: Christ preaching from the ship is the centre light and St Jude the right-hand light. Burne-Jones also designed two windows for the north aisle.

    The entry for all three windows are mentioned together in Burne-Jones's account book dated 1876 'New Ferry Church. 3 designs £12 ea. £36. New Ferry Church, 6 designs Apostles £12 ea. Paul, Jude, John, Andrew, James, Peter. £72'. What Burne-Jones describes as St Paul is in fact the present drawing of St Simon. The entries for all 3 windows in the Catalogue of Designs are dated July 1877.

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    Provenance

    Benjamin Guinness.


    Literature

    A.C. Sewter, The Stained Glass of William Morris and His Circle-A Catalogue, New Haven and London, 1975, I, p. 141.