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Coffee with a Curator – online talk

August 17, 2021 11.00-11.30

The Sad Story of the Sandroyd Stained Glass

This month’s highlight talk explores the history behind the William Morris Society’s only example of stained glass, and one of the earliest created by Philip Webb and William Morris.

With delightful portrayals of domestic birds alternating with floral motifs, this hand-painted glass was a major feature within Sandroyd, Webb’s second architectural commission after Red House. With its many similarities to Red House, Sandroyd was another beautiful example of a Webb studio home, commissioned by the Pre-Raphaelite artist John Roddam Spencer Stanhope. It is therefore difficult to believe that this important stained glass was subject to neglect and vandalism before ultimately being saved by the Society. Please join us as we uncover the history of this charming stained glass in context of the Webb-designed property, whilst discovering how the Society became involved in rescuing these early arts and crafts treasures.

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