Left: Whole window. Right: Top two central figures: Jesus and the Virgin Mary.
East Window at All Saints', Putney, with figures designed by Edward Burne-Jones, executed by Morris & Co. and dating from 1876-78. One figure, however, that of St Catherine, was designed by William Morris himself. The window as a whole shows Jesus as the Saviour of the World at the top of the central light. The figures immediately below, from left to right, are St Cecilia, the Virgin Mary and Morris's St Catherine. In the lower row are St Peter with his keys, St Jerome as a Father of the Church holding a model church and his Latin scriptures and the Vulgate, and St Paul with the instrument of his martyrdom, a sword.
Looking at the lower row of figures, we see more clearly how each scene is framed by the same kind of tripartite background, of deep pink squares like tiling, giving way to a deep blue design and then foliage, sometimes with flowers — in Mary's case, there are grapes, suggestive of communion.
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 the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or to the Victorian Web in a print document. [Click on the images to enlarge them.]
Links to related material
- All Saints', Putney, London SW15
- Other Burne-Jones/Morris windows in the same church
- Windows designed by Morris in the same church
Eberhard, Robert. "All Saints Church in Putney, Inner London" (recorded by Robert Eberhard). Church Stained Glass Records. Web. 1 June 2022.
Created 2 June 2022.