These windows were designed by the Pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones and created between 1885 and 1897. They are amongst some of the finest examples of Victorian stained-glass in the world.

 

The windows are considered to be outstanding examples of the partnership between Burne-Jones and his friend William Morris. They were created by Morris’ company, Morris and Co, for whom Burne-Jones was one of the principal designers. 

 

There are several features common to all the windows. These includes Burne-Jones’ love of vibrant colours, particularly red and blue. The windows are filled with intricate detail which can be seen the delicate feathers of the angels’ wings and in the patterns painted onto various robes. The composition and design of the windows is similar – Burne-Jones divides them into two sections through the middle, a technique which conveys an earthly and spiritual divide. 

360° image of the Cathedral, with the windows in situ.

2017 Divine Beauty 

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