Saints & Symbols, The Stained Glass of Ford Madox Brown, William De Morgan, John George Sowerby, Walter Crane and Frederic Shields.
Author(s): William Waters
Year published: 2020
Publisher: Seraphim Press
Total Pages: 304
Illustrations: Illustrated throughout in colour
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As the standards of design and production of nineteenth century stained glass were raised it drew the attention of Fine artists. The five artists considered in Saints & Symbols were active on the periphery of the Pre-Raphaelite circle and were responsible for varying the medium in their individual ways. All were strongly influenced by and were associates of William Morris. Although well known in other fields, their work in stained glass has not previously been investigated to any great degree.
The majority of windows produced by the five artists are included in the book, with emphasis on details difficult to see with the naked eye along with the original cartoons where available. Saints & Symbols completes the story of Pre-Raphaelite stained glass discussed in Angels and Icons, 2012, and Damozels and Deities, 2017, by William Waters and Alastair Carew-Cox.