Welcome to issue 127 of Vidimus. This month we round up in our Feature Medieval treasures, large and small, including some spectacular glazing, currently for sale. Also reflecting this theme of the purchase of stained glass, we present a review of Dr Jasmine Allen’s recent volume, Windows for the World: Nineteenth-Century Stained Glass and the International Exhibitions, 1851-1900. Continuing the international theme, this issue’s From the Archives feature focuses on the proceedings of the international conference held in 2015 in Portugal on the European stained glass at the National Palace of Pena in Sintra, Portugal. We also bring a wide range of News, spanning the announcement of the Stained Glass Museum’s Annual Lecture; a recently published study of the armorial glass at East Sutton, Kent; a new phase in the restoration of the medieval glazing of York Minster; and, sadly, the news of the death of our German CVMA colleague Ulf-Dietrich Korn. There is, finally, a request for help from a reader in identifying the glazier responsible for some early twentieth-century windows at Ipswich Library.
Heather Gilderdale-Scott, Editor, July 2019