POWELL & Sons (Whitefriars)
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The Whitefriars Glasshouse was founded in the early 18th Century and bought by entrepreneur James Powell in 1834. His three sons established a stained glass department in 1844 and with assistance of Charles Winston (1814-1864) created glass that was as close as possible in texture and colour to medieval stained glass. The quality of their techniques attracted artists of the calibre of Edward Burne-Jones (between 1857-1861), Henry Holiday and Walter Crane. A Christian Society, World Fairs and an aggressive marketing department meant few churches, institutional buildings and indeed houses across the British Empire and North America escaped a Powell window. The memorialisation of WWI, for which many of these Presentation Watercolours were painted, led to a burst of activity in the 1920s. Powell and Sons continued to make stained glass until 1973.
If you would like to come and view any of these watercolours it is essential you notify us in advance. The works are unmounted (see Framing and Mounting note below). We will need to know when you would like to come and which works you would like to see so we can prepare them for you.
FRAMING and MOUNTING
The prices below include an acid free mount cut to the shape of the stained glass design (as shown here). A simple gold frame with UV glass can be added for £60+vat.
POSTAGE and PACKING
Mounted works can be packed and posted for £10 (+vat). Framed works can be packed and posted for £20 (+vat).
We can quote for sending works internationally.
USING THE ‘SEARCH’ FUNCTION
These watercolours are arranged alphabetically by the Powell & Sons inscription that identifies the church each design was made for. But to ease viewing by location we have included a ‘search’ function below. Names of Towns, Cities and Counties have been included in our cataloguing where possible. So, searching ‘Oxforshire’, ‘Staffordshire’ or ‘Liverpool’ should bring up any designs for windows in those places.* There are three designs for windows in the U.S.A.
* Note – As Powell & Sons was a London based company, most works include ‘London’ in the description. If you are intereted in London windows, please search by area. There are windows for Butcher’s Hall, Clapton, Dulwich, Ealing, Forest Hill, Highgate, Hornchurch, Kentish Town and Willesden Green.
After a search, clear the search box to return to viewing all the watercolours.
SIZES GIVEN ARE SHEET SIZES