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Geoffrey Clarke Panels Installed at the Stained Glass Museum

Fig. 1. Priest and St Sebastian on display at the Stained Glass Museum.

In 2014, after a fund-raising appeal, the Stained Glass Museum successfully purchased four unique modern stained-glass panels from the studio of Geoffrey Clarke. Vidimus reported on the conservation of these panels, which was documented on the blog ‘Through the eyes of the conservator’. The panels have now been installed in the museum in bespoke frames, designed and fabricated by Neil Wilton of The Stained Glass Display Company, that emphasize the visual impact of these pieces. Three of the works – Priest, St Sebastian [both Fig. 1] and St Anthony [Fig. 2] – benefit from backlighting, which reveals the radiant colours, and the sculptural nature of Fragment [Fig. 3] can be fully appreciated in reflected light, enabling the surfaces of the glass and metals to be viewed as equal components. Aside from St Anthony, which is installed high in the gallery, the panels can be examined at eye level and visitors can take a closer look at these rare and engaging artefacts of twentieth-century stained-glass production.

Fig. 1. Priest and St Sebastian on display at the Stained Glass Museum.

Fig. 1. Priest and St Sebastian on display at the Stained Glass Museum.

Fig. 2. St Anthony on display at the Stained Glass Museum.

Fig. 2. St Anthony on display at the Stained Glass Museum.

Fig. 3. Fragment on display at the Stained Glass Museum.

Fig. 3. Fragment on display at the Stained Glass Museum.

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