Left: Whole window. Right: Closer view of St John and St Luke. [Click on the images to enlarge them.]

St. John and St Luke in a south chancel window of William Butterfield's St Mary Magdalene, Enfield, installed in c.1883. This would have been designed by Butterfield and made up by Heaton, Butler and Bayne (see "The Chancel Glass" and Eberhard). Like the east window itself, it is very much in Butterfield's style — bold, with "mosaic effects" from "complex leading and jewel-like colour" and Pre-Raphaelite in detail (Hill). Both gospel-writers have their quills at the ready; St Luke is about to commit his words to the page.

Photographs by John Salmon, and text by Jacqueline Banerjee. You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite it in a print one.


"The Chancel Glass." St Mary Magdalene. Web. 5 July 2015.

Eberhard, Robert. "Stained Glass Windows at St Mary Magdalene." Church Stained Glass Windows. Web. 5 July 2015.

Hill, Rosemary. "Butterfield, William (1814–1900), architect and designer." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Online ed. Web. 5 July 2015.

Created 5 July 2015