Stained Glass of Buckinghamshire Churches


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Window: 01, East, Holy Trinity, Penn Street

Location in Church:
East
Type:
3 lights
Size (width x height):
6' 11" x 13' 8" or 2.10m x 4.16m
Subject(s):
Angel, Resurrection, Angel
Date Made:
1849
Craftsman:
Sources for Dates & Craftsmen:
Makers Mark Bucks Free Press of 5 May 1849.
Donated by:
Queen Adelaide More...
Makers Mark on Window:
Makers Mark - Notes:
Makers Mark is at centre of the base of the window.
Notes on Window:
Thomas Willement made many windows for Queen Victoria, including some at Windsor Castle. More...

 


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Window in Situ
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Overall View of Glass
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Tracery Lights, including the Lamb of God, the Symbols of the Four Evangelists, Alpha and Omega.
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Tracery: Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) holding the Banner of Victory, and surrounded by 4 fleur-de-lys.
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Tracery: 1st Evangelist: St Matthew represented by a winged man.
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Tracery: 2nd Evangelist: St Mark represented by a winged lion.
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Tracery: 3rd & 4th Evangelists: St Luke represented by a winged ox, and St John represented by an eagle.
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Outer corners of Tracery: Alpha and Omega symbols with vine leaves in large trefoils.
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Upper part of main 3 lights: Resurrection scene in the centre, with an angel on either side.
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Inscription below upper part of 3 main lights:
Resurrection Quotation from John 11:25.
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Centre light: The Resurrected Christ stands above the rock tomb, whilst two soldiers rest on the ground below.
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Centre light: Detail of the Resurrected Christ.
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Centre light: Detail of the two soldiers, seated on the ground, with one firmly asleep. They both have shields and some armour.
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LH light: Under an ornate canopy, an Angel stands on a blue cloud, holding a lily.
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LH light: A closer view of the Angel.
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RH light: An identical Angel, but facing to the left, of Resurrection scene.
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RH light: A closer view of the Angel. It is noticeable that in all the 3 scenes in this window, the figures are portrayed on a completely clear background.
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Lower part of main 3 lights: Decorative panels with foliage and coloured bands. The centre one includes a traditional vessica shape, and the outer ones feature the intermediate shape that would link the vessicas together.
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Lower part of LH light.
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Lower part of Centre light.
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Makers Mark: TW in a shield, standing for Thomas Willement.
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