Left: Whole window. Right: Closer view of Reverentia.

Par (usually said to be Pax) and Reverentia, South Aisle Window 2 at All Saints', Putney: , by Edward Burne-Jones, executed by Morris & Co. and dating from 1903. The window is dedicated to the Reverend Arthur Henley, who died that year. "Par" relates to the Greek and Latin "petra" and thence the name Peter, and has the meaning of "rock": it seems that this figure better represents staunchness than peace. The Huntingdon Art Museum has a Morris design for quarries in which the flowers bear alternate texts, "Par" and "Pax," and the "r" is written in the same way there (click here for this "Design for Stained Glass").

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


Eberhard, Robert. "All Saints' Church in Putney, Inner London" (recorded by Robert Eberhard). Church Stained Glass Records. Web. 1 June 2022.

"Design for Stained Glass" The Huntingdon. Web. 1 June 2021.

Created 1 June 2022