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British Society of Master Glass Painters Spring Lecture: ‘Morris and after: G. F. Bodley and Stained Glass, 1860-75’, by Michael Hall

Friday, 10th March 2017, 6.15 pm for 6.45 pm start.

By 1870, the aesthetic lead in stained-glass design in Britain had passed from such High Victorian firms as Clayton and Bell to the new names who were to set the pace for the later Gothic revival, beginning with Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. A key figure in this transition was the architect George Frederick Bodley (1827–1907). As well as being Morris’s first major ecclesiastical client, Bodley encouraged the creation of two important new firms, Burlison and Grylls and Charles Eamer Kempe. Drawing on research for his book George Frederick Bodley and the Later Gothic Revival in Britain and America, published by Yale University Press in 2014, Michael Hall will examine the relationship between architecture and stained glass at a turning point in Victorian culture.

The lecture will take place at The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT. It is open to members and non-members of the Society, and admission is by ticket only. For more information and to book tickets, see the BSMGP website.