Left: Whole window. Right: Closer view of the Virgin Mary, with cherubs above, .

The Annunciation, the north transept east window in St Peter's Church, Bournemouth, a two-light window designed by Ninian Comper and installed in 1915 (as recorded in the Bournemouth Guardian of 16 January 1915; see Eberhard). According to the inscription on the window itself, it is in memory of Harry Crumpler (1873-1913). Both bright and tender, with architectural and foliate framing, it is a perfect example of Comper's art. He has signed it in the righthand corner with his wild strawberry device. Three examples of the many other Annunciation windows, in churches and cathedrals all over the country by acclaimed artists, are listed below.

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

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Eberhard, Robert. "Stained Glass Windows at St Peter, Bournemouth" (recorded by Brian Woodruffe). Church Stained Glass Windows. Web. 1 May 2020.

Created 7 November 2015