• Issue 30 • 2020 • Reframing Stained Glass in the Nineteenth-Century British World: Culture, Aesthetics, Contexts

    Issue 30 • 2020 • Reframing Stained Glass in the Nineteenth-Century British World: Culture, Aesthetics, Contexts


Stained glass was a ubiquitous art form in the nineteenth century, present in churches, railway stations, museums, and homes. Nevertheless, it has rarely been discussed outside of specialist fields. This issue of 19 brings together scholars from across a range of disciplines in order to examine, interpret, and reframe stained glass from the widest possible variety of perspectives in order to demonstrate its rich potential. We explore how this entrepreneurial and technologically innovative medium used ‘traditional’ forms not just to articulate well-worn stories, but to tell new ones in self-avowedly modern settings, revealing much about nineteenth-century culture, aesthetics, and contexts. The editors wish to acknowledge that the colloquium at which many of the ideas for these articles were first aired was funded by the European Research Council under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007–2013)/ERC Grant Agreement n.295463. They also wish to remember with affection one of the participants, Dr Nicola Gordon Bowe, a leading authority on the Arts and Crafts Movement in Ireland, whose unexpected death in 2018, after a short illness, was a sad loss to stained glass scholarship. Cover image: Robert McCausland, Detail of The Union of Commerce and Industry, 1899, Old City Hall, Toronto. To the right, behind Industry, are representatives of trade unions. To the left are allegorical and highly racialized embodiments of the continents: Africa carries an ivory tusk, while Europe carries a miniature of the Venus de Milo, discovered in 1820 and hailed as one of the finest works of Greek sculpture. Behind is the bustling modern port. © edk7/flickr.

Editors: Kate Nichols (Guest Editor), Jasmine Allen (Guest Editor), Gareth Atkins (Guest Editor)

Introduction


Reframing Stained Glass in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Culture, Aesthetics, Contexts

Reframing Stained Glass in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Culture, Aesthetics, Contexts

Jasmine Allen , Gareth Atkins and Kate Nichols

2020-08-05 Issue 30 • 2020 • Reframing Stained Glass in the Nineteenth-Century British World: Culture, Aesthetics, Contexts

Making and Mending


Medieval Stained Glass and the Victorian Restorer

Medieval Stained Glass and the Victorian Restorer

Sarah Brown

2020-08-05 Issue 30 • 2020 • Reframing Stained Glass in the Nineteenth-Century British World: Culture, Aesthetics, Contexts

The Union of Science and Art: Stained Glass Windows for the South Kensington Museum

The Union of Science and Art: Stained Glass Windows for the South Kensington Museum

Jasmine Allen

2020-08-05 Issue 30 • 2020 • Reframing Stained Glass in the Nineteenth-Century British World: Culture, Aesthetics, Contexts

Recovered or Perfected: The Discourse of Chemistry in the Nineteenth-Century Revival of Stained Glass in Britain and France

Recovered or Perfected: The Discourse of Chemistry in the Nineteenth-Century Revival of Stained Glass in Britain and France

Thea Goldring

2020-08-05 Issue 30 • 2020 • Reframing Stained Glass in the Nineteenth-Century British World: Culture, Aesthetics, Contexts

Amateur Stained Glass in English Churches, 1830-80

Amateur Stained Glass in English Churches, 1830-80

Thomas Kupper

2020-08-05 Issue 30 • 2020 • Reframing Stained Glass in the Nineteenth-Century British World: Culture, Aesthetics, Contexts

Consumers and Contexts


Colonial Themes in Stained Glass, Home and Abroad: A Visual Survey

Colonial Themes in Stained Glass, Home and Abroad: A Visual Survey

G. A. Bremner

2020-08-05 Issue 30 • 2020 • Reframing Stained Glass in the Nineteenth-Century British World: Culture, Aesthetics, Contexts

Time and Telegraphy: Nineteenth-Century Contexts for Stained Glass

Time and Telegraphy: Nineteenth-Century Contexts for Stained Glass

Karen Burns

2020-08-05 Issue 30 • 2020 • Reframing Stained Glass in the Nineteenth-Century British World: Culture, Aesthetics, Contexts

Seeing Red

Seeing Red

Sally Rush

2020-08-05 Issue 30 • 2020 • Reframing Stained Glass in the Nineteenth-Century British World: Culture, Aesthetics, Contexts

Stained Glass and the Victorian Town: Rochdale Library, Museum, and Art Gallery

Stained Glass and the Victorian Town: Rochdale Library, Museum, and Art Gallery

Veronica Smith

2020-08-05 Issue 30 • 2020 • Reframing Stained Glass in the Nineteenth-Century British World: Culture, Aesthetics, Contexts

Readings and Iconographies


‘So great a cloud of witnesses’: Shaping Sacred Space in the Victorian Anglo-World

‘So great a cloud of witnesses’: Shaping Sacred Space in the Victorian Anglo-World

Gareth Atkins

2020-08-05 Issue 30 • 2020 • Reframing Stained Glass in the Nineteenth-Century British World: Culture, Aesthetics, Contexts

Remediation, Medievalism, and Empire in T. W. Camm’s ‘Jubilee of the Nations’ Window at Great Malvern Priory

Remediation, Medievalism, and Empire in T. W. Camm’s ‘Jubilee of the Nations’ Window at Great Malvern Priory

Jim Cheshire

2020-08-05 Issue 30 • 2020 • Reframing Stained Glass in the Nineteenth-Century British World: Culture, Aesthetics, Contexts

Art or Articles of Trade: Appreciating Variety in Nineteenth-Century Ecclesiastical Stained Glass

Art or Articles of Trade: Appreciating Variety in Nineteenth-Century Ecclesiastical Stained Glass

Martin Crampin

2020-08-05 Issue 30 • 2020 • Reframing Stained Glass in the Nineteenth-Century British World: Culture, Aesthetics, Contexts

‘Daylight upon magic’: Stained Glass and the Victorian Monarchy

‘Daylight upon magic’: Stained Glass and the Victorian Monarchy

Michael Ledger-Lomas

2020-08-05 Issue 30 • 2020 • Reframing Stained Glass in the Nineteenth-Century British World: Culture, Aesthetics, Contexts

Afterword


Stained Glass: An Afterword

Stained Glass: An Afterword

Isobel Armstrong

2020-08-05 Issue 30 • 2020 • Reframing Stained Glass in the Nineteenth-Century British World: Culture, Aesthetics, Contexts

19 Live


Introduction to 19 Live

Introduction to 19 Live

Victoria Mills

2020-08-05 Issue 30 • 2020 • Reframing Stained Glass in the Nineteenth-Century British World: Culture, Aesthetics, Contexts

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19 Live: 19 Live

Review of Aubrey Beardsley at Tate Britain

Review of Aubrey Beardsley at Tate Britain

Sasha Dovzhyk

2020-08-05 Issue 30 • 2020 • Reframing Stained Glass in the Nineteenth-Century British World: Culture, Aesthetics, Contexts

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19 Live: 19 Live

Review of ‘Pre-Raphaelite Sisters’ at the National Portrait Gallery, London

Review of ‘Pre-Raphaelite Sisters’ at the National Portrait Gallery, London

Amelia Yeates

2020-08-05 Issue 30 • 2020 • Reframing Stained Glass in the Nineteenth-Century British World: Culture, Aesthetics, Contexts

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19 Live: 19 Live

A Present-Day Morality for the Present Day

A Present-Day Morality for the Present Day

Sally Blackburn-Daniels

2020-08-05 Issue 30 • 2020 • Reframing Stained Glass in the Nineteenth-Century British World: Culture, Aesthetics, Contexts

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19 Live: 19 Live

Review of William Blake at Tate Britain: 'For the pictures'

Review of William Blake at Tate Britain: 'For the pictures'

Susan Matthews

2020-08-05 Issue 30 • 2020 • Reframing Stained Glass in the Nineteenth-Century British World: Culture, Aesthetics, Contexts

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19 Live: 19 Live

A Conversation about Livingstone Online and the Victorian Record of African Exploration

A Conversation about Livingstone Online and the Victorian Record of African Exploration

Kate Simpson , Justin D. Livingstone and Adrian S. Wisnicki

2020-08-05 Issue 30 • 2020 • Reframing Stained Glass in the Nineteenth-Century British World: Culture, Aesthetics, Contexts

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19 Live: 19 Live