Upper Chapel

Upper Chapel by E. D. Brinton. 1908. Watercolor. Facing p. 12, Stone. Eton College. Scanned image and text by George P. Landow. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one. ]

"EAST window by Willement; a subscription was raised among the boys to place it there in 1844 to 1849. The east end has been recently altered; the "tapestry, designed by Burne-Jones, executed by William Morris, and presented by H. E. Luxmoore, a replica, of that in Exeter College Chapel at Oxford, being placed over the enlarged altar. The seats on the gangway are popularly known as the "knife-board." [on onion-skin page facing plate.]

"Of the gothic restoration of the forties, which left the chapel very much as we see it to-day, I prefer to say nothing. Those who have prayed in it during all their school life, who hgave heard some great chant or favourite hymn sung by six hundred boys's voices in unison, or have seen the sunlight streaming through the west window above the organ on Sunday afternoons, and listened to the cooing of doves on the window ledges outside, will be ready to forget whatever else may have threatened to disturb the splendid serenity of those memories." — Stone, p, 21.


Stone, Christopher. Eton. London: A. C. Black, 1909. Copy in the Rockefeller Library, Brown University.

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