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LATE PERPENDICULAR GLASS AT WADHAM COLLEGE, OXFORD, AND THE EAST WINDOW OF GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL

LATE PERPENDICULAR GLASS AT WADHAM COLLEGE, OXFORD, AND THE EAST WINDOW OF GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL

When Dorothy Wadham founded Wadham College, Oxford, in 1610, a famous worker in stained glass, the elder Van Linge, was called in to execute the great east window of its chapel (left). By the agreement then made he undertook to complete the work for 100, but the actual cost was slightly more than this. The vast east window of Gloucester Cathedral (right) is not only the largest in England, measuring 72 feet by 38 feet, but also a magnificent example of Middle Gothic stained glass. The beautiful design in painted glass which was inserted about the middle of the fourteenth century represents the Coronation of the Virgin.

Other pictures from Old Stained Glass in England


OLD AND NEW STAINED GLASS IN THE TRINITY CHAPEL AND CORONA AT CANTERBURY

THE LATE GOTHIC CHANCEL WINDOW IN FAIRFORD CHURCH, GLOUCESTERSHIRE

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