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ORIGINAL DESIGNS FOR STAINED GLASS WINDOWS
Hardman (John & Co., Birmingham and London) Nine pen and ink and watercolour drawings, some dated, the earliest 1919, the latest 1948, most 1920s/30s. Various sizes, tallest sheet 520mm, smallest dimensions 120 x 70mm.
Featuring the Holy Family, angels, Biblical scenes, and Saints, including Augustine with Gregory and Ambrose above, set into an arrangement of three rectangular windows (1926). Includes a memorial window for Brownedge church to John Southworth (1592-1654),Catholic priest and martyr, alongside Margaret Ward. Other Saints represented are Dorcas and Alban. One busy single lancet window for Toronto Church (1928) exhibiting a plethora of saints and other figures (each captioned to margin), and is inscribed to base lights: 'In Honoured Memory of Augustus Stephen Vogt, Mus. Doc. Founder of the Mendelssohn Choir of Toronto And Its Conductor From 1894 to 1917… Died 1926'. Another is a design for Mark Cross Convent.
Three mounted on brown card stock, the others on stiff cartridge paper, some with the Hardman studio lozenge label and reference numbers to recto or verso. Mss. captions, annotations and corrections to margins of the larger drawings (in one case doodles of some faces). Some marginal soiling and staining, the colour unfaded and enhancing the skilled draughtsmanship.
An attractive set of working designs from the celebrated family firm of manufacturers of ecclesiastical furnishings; the founder John Hardman (1811-1867) was most famously associated with the pioneer Gothic architect Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (9).