This is a study for 'The Education of St Frideswide', the uppermost panel of the left-hand light in the St Frideswide Window of the Latin Chapel, Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. The window was executed in 1859 by James Powell & Sons, and represents the life of the saint, who is the patroness of the City of Oxford. The window consists of 16 compartments spread across four lights. Originally Swinburne was to have written verses to accompany each section, although even without these, there was difficulty in fitting all the scene into the available space as Burne-Jones had been given the wrong measurements. A study for the whole window is in Aberdeen Art Gallery.

  • Bequeathed by James Richardson Holliday, 1927.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones -
Manufacturer - James Powell & Sons


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
St Cecilia teaching St Frideswide/ Oxford window/ E.B.J. (top and middle right)
- - Handwritten - sepia ink. not in the artist's hand


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons Ltd, Derby p. 147
Bill Waters, Martin Harrison 1973 Barrie & Jenkins, London fig. 48
The Stained Glass of William Morris & His Circle
A Charles Sewter 1975 Yale University Press, New Haven Vol. I: fig. 21
Hidden Burne-Jones, Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
2007 Dan Giles, Ltd., London p. 89

Associated places

Name Type
Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford Associated with

Associated organisations

Name Type
James Powell & Sons Realised by

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