This is one of three designs in Birmingham's collection for stained glass in Jesus College Chapel, Cambridge. Also used by Morris and Co. in a two-light window in Langham, Norfolk in 1898. Compositionally similar to the finished watercolour of 1872, 'Spes' or 'Hope' (now in the Art Gallery, Dunedin) and oil of 1894 (now in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts), although the figure of Hope has no wings nor tramples Despair underfoot in the later versions.This cartoon appears in the Morris & Co Windows Book, 1940P604.1, as number 56.

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


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
Caption reverse Handwritten - caption. written in the artist's hand


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Morris & Co. in Cambridge
56 Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge 1980-09-30 - 1980-11-16


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. 123
The Stained Glass of William Morris & His Circle
A C Sewter 1975 Yale University Press, New Haven Vol. I: fig. 242; Vol. II: p. 242
Hidden Burne-Jones, Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
2007 Dan Giles, Ltd., London p. 87

Associated places

Name Type
Jesus College Chapel, Cambridge Made for
Langham Church, Norfolk Made for

Associated organisations

Name Type
Morris & Co Realised by

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