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If the window was symbolic, in romantic portraits, of the divided self, the meeting between interior and exterior realities, then the stained glass window was perhaps the epitome of Victorian romanticism, more serious and sacred than the Georgian. Set at the meeting point of material and immaterial worlds, as a body is animated by the soul, so the visible glass is animated by invisible and unreflected light. — Rosemary Hill, God's Architect: Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain (London: Penguin, 2008), p. 326.


Designers and Firms

Note:: Many of the stained glass windows included here were identified by referring to Robert Eberhard's stained glass records. Bibliographical links to this important resource were broken when it was adopted by the British Society of Master Glass Painters (BSMGP.org.uk). Please use their new and efficient search engine to find the relevant records now.

Unidentified or Uncategorised Artists

Domestic Stained Glass


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Allen, Jasmine. “Stained Glass and the Culture of the Spectacle, 1780-1862.” Visual Culture in Britain[2012], 13:1-23.

Architectural Stained Glass Ed. B. Clarke. London: John Murray, 1979

Ballantine, James. Treatise on Painted Glass. London: Chapman and Hall; Edinburgh: John Menzies, 1845

Cheshire, Jim. Stained Glass and the Victorian Gothic Revival. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004.

Connick, Charles. Adventures in Light and Color: An Introduction to the Stained Glass Craft. New York: Random House, 1937.

Cowen, Painton. A Guide to Stained Glass in Britain. London: Michael Joseph, 1985.

Day, Lewis F. Windows: A Book about Stained and Painted Glass. 3rd ed. London: B.T. Batsford; New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1909.

Gossman, Lionel. A Stained Glass Masterpiece in Victorian Glasgow: Stephen Adam’s Celebration of Industrial Labor. Victorian Web.

Harrison, Martin. Victorian Stained Glass. London: Barrie and Jenkins, 1980

Holiday, Henry. Stained Glass as an Art. London: Macmillan, 1896.

Lee, Lawrence. The Appreciation of Stained Glass. London: Oxford University Press, 1977.

Oliphant, Fras. [Francis] W. A Plea for Painted Glass, being an Inquiry into its Nature, Character, and Objects and its Claims as an Art. Oxford: John Henry Parker, 1855.

Sewter, A. Charles. The Stained Glass of William Morris and his Circle. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1974.

Waters, William, and Alastair Carew-Cox (photographer). Angels & Icons, Pre-Raphaelite Stained Glass, 1850-1870. Abbots Morton, Worcester: Seraphim Press, 2012.

_____. Damozels & Deities: Pre-Raphaelite Stained Glass, 1870-1898. Abbots Morton, Worcester: Seraphim Press, 2017.

_____. Saints & Symbols: Pre-Raphaelite Stained Glass: Ford Madox Brown, John George SowerbyWilliam De Morgan, Walter Crane & Frederic Shields. Abbots Morton, Worcester: Seraphim Press, 2021.

Whall, C.W. Stained Glass Work: A Textbook for Students and Workers in Glass. New York: D. Appleton, 1914 [1st ed. 1905].

Winston, Charles. Inquiry into the Difference of Style observable in Ancient Glass Paintings, especially in England, with Hints on Glass Painting, by an Amateur. 2 vols. Oxford: John Henry Parker, 1847.

_____. Memoirs illustrative of the Art of Glass-Painting. Ed. Philip H. Delamotte. London: John Murray, 1865. Internet Archive. Contributed by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library. Web. 23 June 2014.

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