This is a design for a stained glass window executed by Morris and Co for the Church of John the Evangelist, Torquay, Devon (1865). Bill Waters has identified the Birmingham drawing as a preparatory sketch for the transfer drawing now in a Private Collection (sold at Bonhams, Knightsbridge in 1986), which was squared up and finished.This cartoon also appears in the Morris & Co Windows Book, 1940P604.5, as number 150a.

  • 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
Notes bottom right Handwritten - Pencil. written in the artist's hand


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Edward Burne-Jones: A Record and Review
Malcolm Bell 1892 George Bell & Sons, London p. 82
Catalogue of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery p. 149
The Stained Glass of William Morris and His Circle
A Charles Sewter 1975 Yale University Press, New Haven Vol. II: p. 188
Hidden Burne-Jones, Works on paper by Edward Burne-Jones from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
2007 Dan Giles, Ltd., London p. 86

Associated places

Name Type
Church of St John the Evangelist, Torquay, Devon Made for

Associated organisations

Name Type
Morris & Co Realised by

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