DURHAM, St Cuthbert. Harry Clarke.
One of the few churches in England with a Harry Clarke window, St Cuthbert's in Old Elvet, Durham commemorates the life of Canon William Brown who served as curate and priest for fifty years 1884-1924. The window dates from 1931 and shows St William of York (top left), St Cuthbert (top right), Blessed Thomas Percy (bottom right) and St Bede (bottom left).
Early Panel by Harry Clarke
This panel is an extremely early work from 1912 by Ireland's greatest stained glass artist, Harry Clarke. Clarke made a full length drawing for the scene and then executed just this topmost panel from it, which was included in an exhibition at the Louvre in Paris later that year. Entitled 'The Baptism of St Patrick' it shows little evidence of Clarke's later distinctive personal style and brilliance, being more in the Arts & Crafts tradition, probably being produced whilst apprenticed in the…
Ashdown Park Hotel, near East Grinstead, Sussex, occupies the 1860s Victorian gothic mansion and chapel of the former convent of the Order of Notre Dame. The nunnery here closed in the 1980s and the site was briefly used as a training centre by Barclay's Bank before becoming the present luxurious hotel. The large former chapel has been converted into an elegant dining area, with a floor inserted to create a lower level. The beautiful vaulted apse remains uncluttered as the visual climax of…
The Geneva Window by Harry Clarke who was an Irish stained=glass artist and book illustrator. Born in Dublin in 1889 and died in Chur, Switzerland in 1931. He was approached in 1926 to create a window for the International Labour Court in Geneva, Switzerland. The window was never installed in Geneva owing to it not be suitable. It is now on display at the Wolfson Museum in Miami Beach, Florida, USA. Photo: google.search.com
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Clarke was a leading exponent of the Celtic Revival and of the Irish Arts and Crafts movement at the beginning of the 20th century. Attracted by the artistic language ...