Sir Edward Burne-Jones British
Morris & Company

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As Morris & Company’s primary stained-glass designer, Burne-Jones drew this striking figure for a four-light window at Jesus College Chapel, Cambridge, installed between 1874 and 1877, where Noah appears with three other patriarchs—Adam, Enoch, and Abraham. Confident strokes of charcoal demonstrate the artist’s awareness that his design would be broken down into panels for the glass painters then rejoined using lead strips. Noah’s angular posture and broadly treated drapery recall the forms of twelfth-century English prototypes and were intended to sympathize with the chapel’s Norman architecture, then being restored.

Noah, Sir Edward Burne-Jones (British, Birmingham 1833–1898 Fulham), Charcoal

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