Publication Notice

Winchester College Publication

Following David J Critchley’s article in issue 141, covering the side windows of Winchester College Chapel, we wanted to bring the attention of Vidimus readers to the recent booklet published for the college by Dr Sarah Griffin (former assistant curator, Winchester College) and Eleanor Townsend, which is now available online. 

The booklet presents the history of the 13th-century panel from Saint-Germain-des-Prés in the Winchester collection, the late 14th-century glass made by Thomas Glazier for the college chapel, and the early 16th-century glass originally in Thurbern’s chantry. The publication has high-quality photographs, as well as a useful ground plan of the chapel and a diagram showing the surviving original glass from the east windows, both of which help the reader to understand the considerable movements the glass has taken around (and outside) the chapel, and college, over the years. Hard copies are available at the college, but it is available online here: https://joom.ag/QXLd.

A related article on the 19th-century ‘restoration’ of the chapel glass has also recently been published by Winchester classics teacher Tim Giddings in the May 2021 issue of The Trusty Servant, which is also available online here: https://joom.ag/dzNI/p18.

Some of the windows are described in more detail in the Winchester Collections database here: http://winchestercollections.co.uk/?collection_cat=stained-glass.

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