This is a design for stained glass produced by Morris & Co for the Church of St John the Evangelist, Torquay, Devon (1865). St Nicholas, wearing a cope and mitre, stands on the left, turned slightly to the right, with a nude child on his left arm, and holds a pastoral staff in his right hand. St Stephen, in dalmatic and wearing a maniple, stands on the right, holding a palm-branch in his left hand, and an open bopok is in his right hand, with the stones of his martyrdom on his head and right shoulder. It is interesting to note that St. Nicholas's feast day is Christmas, and St. Stephen's feast day is 26 December.This cartoon also appears in the Morris & Co Windows Book, 1940P604.2, as number 627.

  • 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
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons Ltd, Derby 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. 89

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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