Record number 06/4466
Author Warrington, William, 1796 - 1869
TitleThe History of Stained Glass, From The Earliest Period Of The Art To The Present Time, Illustrated By Coloured Examples Of Entire Windows In The Various Styles. - By William Warrington. -
ImprintLondon:: Published By The Author, Berkeley Street West. -, M.DCCC.XLVIII., [Printed By J.B. Nichols And Son, 25, Parliament Street.]
Physical Description[2]. iv. [2], [1-]7, [4], 10-15, [4], 18-38, [3], 40-48, [3], 50-58, [1], 60, [3], 62-72, [18] p., add. engr., engr. dedic., 25 pl. (4 dble. or fold.); 535 mm. (Folio.)
Content Format Note[Add., t.p., engr. dedic.] - Address. The Author To The Reader - Preface - [Text and plates] - Biographical Notices Of Some Of The Most Eminent Artists In Glass Painting And Staining From The Twelfth Century To The Present Time.
Summary NoteThe publication-date of 1848 is carried by the title-page; but most plates carry earlier dates - of 1843, 1844, 1845, 1847.

Warrington was one of the first British stained-glass artists working in the Gothic Revival style. From 1837 to 1841 he worked with A.W.N. Pugin. Most of his text is a history of stained glass in Britain and elsewhere in Europe from the eleventh to the fifteenth century, with a shorter section on its history from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century.

Unusually Warrington chooses to illustrates the succession of styles mainly with modern examples by himself or others - a method which attracted much adverse criticism. The plates are captioned and show windows at [1] Bromley St Leonard's; [2] Norwich cathedral; [3] St Peter's, Stepney; [4] Snettisham church, Norfolk; [5] Christ Church, Coseley, Staffordshire; [6] St Chad's, Birmingham; [7] Blackbrook Catholic chapel; [8] Bishopstone church, Herefordshire; [9] Killamarsh; [10] Chichester cathedral; [11] (design for) Ely cathedral; [12] Trinity church, Brompton; [13] St Thomas, Stepney; [14] Stower, Provest church, Dorsetshire; [15] St Thomas's, Winchester; [16] Brasted church, Essex; [17] Beeford church, Yorkshire; [18, 19] St Marn's, Truro; [20] Monken Hadley church, near Barnet; [21] St Petrork, Cornwall; [22] Parish church, Deane; [23] (design for) the House of Lords; [24] Brazenose College, Oxford; [25] Beaumanor Park, Loughboro'. The designs show chiefly Christian subjects.

The plates are printed in full color.
Responsibility NoteFive plates (nos. [2, 5, 13, 15, 25] are signed as designed and executed by William Warrington; one of these (pl. [15]) carries also the name of the architect, F.W. Ainslie, and one (pl. [25]) that of the architect William Railton. All plates are signed as lithographed by T.J. Rawlins, except the added title-plate, which is signed as lithographed by W. Warrington. Most are signed as printed by M. and N. Hanhart, but two are signed as printed by T. Moody.

Thirteen plates carry the publisher's imprint of John Weale.

The work is dedicated by William Warrington to the Queen [Victoria].
SubjectChristian art and symbolism
Stained glass (visual works) - Glass painting and staining - Windows - Church decoration and ornament - Churches - Public buildings - Europe - Great Britain - History - Gothic - Gothic Revival
Art history - Biography - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Lithographs - Chromolithographs - Colour printing - Great Britain - 19th century
ReferencesS.A. Shepherd, The stained glass of A.W.N. Pugin ca. 1835-52 [dissertation, Univy. Birmingham] (1997); S. Brown, Stained glass: an illustrated history (1994); M. Harrison, Victorian stained glass (1980). Warrington's own manuscript list of his work is preserved at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Binding Note19th-century half red morocco, brown cloth-covered boards, upper and lower covers gilt-stamped with 16th-century-style cartouche lettered 'An Original Work On Stained Glass By William Warrington'; gilt-decorated spine lettered 'Dedicated to the Queen The History of Stained Glass by William Warrington 1848' and 'R.A.'
Contributors Warrington, William, 1796 - 1869, publisher, source artist, lithographer
Ainslie, F. W., fl. ca. 1848?, source artist
Railton, William, ca. 1801 - 1877, source artist
Hanhart, Nicholas, fl. 1839-1851, lithographic printer
Hanhart, Michael, fl. 1839-1851, lithographic printer
Moody, T., fl. ca. 1848?, lithographic printer
Weale, John, 1791 - 1862, publisher
Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819 - 1901, dedicatee
Nichols, John Bowyer, 1779 - 1863, printer
Rawlins, T.J., fl. 1837 - 1847, lithographer
M. and N. Hanhart (London). lithographic printer
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