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    Sale 5169

    The Art Nouveau Buckle with Arts & Crafts

    27 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 140

    EDWARD BURNE-JONES, AFTER A DESIGN BY, FOR MORRIS & CO.; MARY VIRGIN WINDOW

    Price Realised  

    EDWARD BURNE-JONES, AFTER A DESIGN BY, FOR MORRIS & CO.; MARY VIRGIN WINDOW
    1925, stained glass 37.3 in. (95 cm.) high; 15 in. (38 cm.)


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    Believed to be one of the four lights from the Lady Chapel of St Saviour, Warwick Avenue, London, the window was situated on the south wall. The Virgin had St Dorothy to her right and below was an Angel of the Resurrection, and the Two Marys at the Sepulchre. The design for the figure is an adaptation of Edward Burne Jones's cartoon of St Dorothy originally drawn for a window in St Martin's church, Scarborough in 1873.

    Christie's wishes to thank Peter Cormack, Keeper of the William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow for assistance with this lot.

    Literature

    A. Charles Sewter, The Stained Glass of William Morris and His Circle - A Catalogue, London, Vol. I, 1974, fig. 394 (Burne-Jones' figure of St Dorothy illustrated). Vol. II, 1975, pp. 150-151 (the St Saviour window is described).