The inscription on the upper right of this drawing would appear to refer to the destination of the window for which this was a design, but does not seem to have been executed in any of the locations in Glasgow for which Morris & Co supplied glass. The east window at Townhead Blochairn Church does contain figures of Moses, David, Sts John the Baptist and Paul, but they differ considerably from the figures in this study. It is therefore possible that this design is an early conception of the figures for the Townhead Blochairn Church.This cartoon was not catalogued by A E Whitley in 1939.

  • Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1903.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
4 inch scale [ruler to right]/ 1866/ Moses/ 4 figs/ Moses, David, St John Bapt, St Paul other piece under canopy above/ 4.6/ David/ 1.5/ let these be drawn out by light window/ very faintly/ St John Bapt/ Viga Glam's Saga/ 4 single figs under canopies/ Hill Glasgow/ St Paul // VERSO: E B Jones/4 single figures under canopy/ Glasgow
Notes - Handwritten 1866 Instructions/ notes written in pencil. written in the artist's hand


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Hidden Burne Jones
29 Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 2007-04-04 - 2007-07-01
29 Leighton House, London 2007-10-14 - 2008-01-25


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
The Stained Glass of William Morris & His Circle
A Charles Sewter 1975 Yale University Press, New Haven Vol. II: pp. 80-81
Hidden Burne-Jones, Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
Elisa Korb, Tessa Sidey 2007 Dan Giles, Ltd., London pp. 87-88


Charles Fairfax Murray

Related work & resources

Discuss this work

Start a discussion about this work.

You need to login to discuss this work. Click here to login.

If you are not yet registered click here to become a member.
Find out more about membership