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Strange Bed-fellows: A Bishop’s Crozier and a Stained Glass Window, Elan Preston-Whyte

The crozier of William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, provides a fine example of the Gothic art and craft of the fourteenth century displaying images of musician angels. The same typographical theme is to be found in a stained glass window installed in St. Margaret’s Church at Lewknor in Oxfordshire, designed by William Morris in the nineteenth century.  This essay examines the crozier and window images in detail and discusses the sources which may have inspired the goldsmith and the skills he needed for their creation; it explores the influences which may have guided Morris in the recreation of similar images but in a different medium.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013
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