The Anglo-Catholic movement of the mid nineteenth century resulted in considerable demand for stained glass for the windows of the many 'Gothic' churches that were being built. Amongst the artists who were drawn to the movement was Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898). As an undergraduate at Exeter College, Oxford, Burne-Jones met William Morris and the two became lifelong friends. Whilst Burne-Jones designed the pictures, the windows were actually made by William Morris's firm.
This panel was designed for the chapel at Manchester College (now Harris-Manchester College), Oxford, and was photographed by Stuart Franklin. It is part of a sequence depicting the six days of creation.
Another of Burne-Jones's designs, for the same chapel, shows Faith joining hands with God. It is one of a series depicting additionally Justice, Humility, Generosity, Courage, Charity, Mercy, Prayer and inspiration. Photograph by Stuart Franklin.
Burne-Jones windows, in similar rich colours, can be found in very many churches and chapels, among them:
All Saints, Cambridge
St Michael's, Macclesfield
All Saints, Youlgreave
All Saints, Selsley
St Michael and All Angels, Lyndhurst
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