Perpetuating the memory of one of the greatest figures of the Victorian age

Online talk: William Morris’s contribution to Victorian stained glass

January 15, 2022 15.00-16.00

The stained glass windows made by William Morris’s company are different to the work of the other mid-Victorian studios and yet never analogous to the windows that later typified the Arts and Crafts movement. This lecture will explore the nature of the firm’s work in the context of other stained glass studios and examine how we can understand Morris’s own contribution to the firm’s windows.

Jim Cheshire is Associate Professor of Cultural History at the University of Lincoln and works on nineteenth-century visual and material culture, Victorian medievalism and literary celebrity. His latest monograph, Tennyson and Mid-Victorian Publishing: Moxon, Poetry, Commerce was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016 and he has recently written essays for the Oxford Handbook of Victorian Medievalism the Bloomsbury Cultural History of the Interior19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century and the Routledge Companion to William Morris.

This is an online talk held on Zoom; please note that ticket sales close 2 hours before the start of the event.

Image: All Saints, Selsley, Gloucestershire, chancel south window designed by William Morris, made by Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co., 1862, photo: Jim Cheshire.

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