The Ascension

The Ascension

Designer: Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898)

Firm: Morris & Co.

Stained glass

1885

St. Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham

Burne-Jones's Other Windows in the Cathedral

  • The Nativity
  • The Crucifixion
  • The West Window (The Last Judgment)
  • J(ulius) A(lfred) Chatwin (1830-1907) enlarged this early eighteenth-century church in 1883-84, extending it to the east and producing a full chancel for it. The chancel was always meant to have large-scale stained-glass windows, and the patron of the new work, the wealthy heiress Emma Villiers-Wilkes, was willing to pay most of the cost of them. Locally-born Burne-Jones, who had been baptised in the church, agreed to make the designs. This is the central light of these three east windows.

    Photographs, text and formatting 2012 by Jacqueline Banerjee

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