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Rose windows



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(c) Copyright Painton Cowen 2015

Winchester, College

The remains of a Tree of Jesse in the large E window made by Thomas Glazier in 1393 and given by William of Wyckham were removed in the last century and replaced by Betton & Evansí replica. Parts of the original C14 work were sold but these have now been returned and were reset after restoration by Dennis King in the 1950s in the Thurburn Chantry W window. The style of Glazierís drawing will be immediately recognisable to those who have seen the companion figures of St John, St James and Ezekiel now in the Victoria & Albert Museum; here most of the twelve figures in the main lights are prophets and kings, all labelled except for the Virgin and Child (bottom left) and Christ with a kneeling king (bottom right). In the tracery lights are St Peter at the heavenly gate, a mitred soul from the General Resurrection, another charming Virgin with suckling Child and two adoring saints. (There is other ancient glass in the chapel to be photographed)