William Morris Angel of the Resurrection: Cartoon for Stained Glass 1862

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Artwork details

Artist
William Morris 1834–1896
Title
Angel of the Resurrection: Cartoon for Stained Glass
Date 1862
Medium Crayon, graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 689 x 465 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1940
Reference
N05223
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As well as the wallpaper and textiles that Morris created for his company, he was also extensively involved in the production of stained glass windows, creating about one hundred and thirty designs. This cartoon shows an angel sitting on the empty tomb after Christ's resurrection. It is part of a design made for a window at St Michael and All Angel's, Brighton. The church was constructed in 1862 to a plan by G.F.Bodley, and was among the earliest building projects undertaken by Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Compnay.

July 1993

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