POWELL & Sons (Whitefriars)

Presentation Watercolours


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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.


ESSENTIAL INFORMATION


VIEWING
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

Found 198 Results
  • Powell and Sons, James
    'Abbey Town Church', Cumbria. 'St Mungo'. 'S.Side. Nearest East'. Ink and watercolour. Inscribed, dated '1928' and signed 'James Powell & Sons / (Whitefriars) Ltd / 100, Wigmore St, W1'. Provenance: Sotheby's Sale of Powell's cartoons and designed, 1976. 11.75x7.5 inches.
  • Powell and Sons, James
    'Abbott's Langley Church', Hertfordshire. 'Thou shalt call His name Jesus / East Window of North Chapel of the Holy Name'. Ink and watercolour. Inscribed, dated '21.3.12' and signed 'Jas.Powell & Sons / Whitefriars Glass Works / London E.C.'. 10.5x10.5 inches.
  • Powell and Sons, James
    'Aberystwyth: St Michael's Church', Dyfed. 'He is faithful and just'. Ink and watercolour. Inscribed, dated '10.10 (19)13' and signed 'Jas.Powell & Sons / Whitefriars Glass Works / London E.C'. 11.5x8.25 inches. £300
  • Powell and Sons, James
    'Aghabog Church', Northern Ireland. 'In Thy Light shall we see Light', 'N.side nearest East'. Ink and watercolour. Inscribed and dated, '16.8.13'. Signed 'Jas.Powell & Sons / Whitefriars Glass Works / London E.C.'. 12x6 inches. £275
  • Powell and Sons, James
    'Arlesey Church', Bedfordshire. 'St Luke'. Ink and watercolour. Inscribed, dated '6.4.15' and signed 'Jas.Powell & Sons / Whitefriars Glass Works / London E.C.'. 14.5x10.5 inches. £250
  • Powell and Sons, James
    'Alsagers Bank, St John's Church', Staffordshire. 'He is not here He is risen'. Ink and watercolour. Inscribed, dated '1928' and signed 'James Powell & Sons / (Whitefriars) Ltd / 100, Wigmore St, W1'. 11x11.75 inches.
  • Powell and Sons, James
    'Ardsley, The Parish Church', South Yorkshire. 'King Alfred' 'St Michael' 'King Richard'. Ink and watercolour. Inscribed, dated,'1920' and signed 'Jas Powell & Sons / (Whitefriars) Limited'. 16x12 inches.
  • Powell and Sons, James
    'Youlgrave Church, Bakewell', Derbyshire. 'St Michael / He that overcometh / shall inherit all things'. 'South (?North) Aspect'. Ink and watercolour. Inscribed and dated '13.10.11'. Signed 'Jas Powell & Sons / Whitefriars Glass Works / London E.C.'. 14x10 inches.
  • Powell and Sons, James
    'Avington, St Mary's Church', Hampshire. 'It Is Finished, East Window'. Ink and watercolour. Inscribed and dated, '7.5.14' and signed 'Jas.Powell & Sons / Whitefriars Glass Works / London E.C.' 9x8.5 inches.
  • Powell and Sons, James
    'Babbacombe, All Saints Church', Devon Ink and watercolour. Inscribed and dated, '18.3.12' and signed 'Jas.Powell & Sons / Whitefriars Glass Works / London E.C.'. 14x10.5 inches.
  • Powell and Sons, James
    'Bacup, Christ Church', Lancashire. 'Love is of God', 'E.window of S.aisle'. Ink and watercolour. Inscribed, dated '10.7.1917' and signed 'Jas.Powell & Sons / Whitefriars Glass Works / London E.C.4'. 13x8.75 inches. £300
  • Powell and Sons, James
    'Ballinrobe Church, Co Mayo', Ireland. 'He is not here for He is Risen'. Ink and watercolour. Inscribed. ? dated '22' and signed 'James Powell & Sons (Whitefriars) Limited, 26 Tudor Street, E.C.4'. 17.5x9.75 inches. £300
  • Powell and Sons, James
    'Banstead Hall', Surrey. 'St Nicholas'. Ink and watercolour. Inscribed and signed 'Jas.Powell & Sons / Whitefriars Glass Works / London E.C.4'. 7x7 inches.
  • Powell and Sons, James
    'Barrow on Soar, Church of the Holy Trinity', Leicestershire. 'Blessed are the Pure in Heart', 'S.E. side of the S. transept. W. D. Caroe, Architect'. Ink and watercolour. Inscribed, dated, '1920' and signed 'James Powell & Sons / Whitefriars Glass Works / London E.C.4'. Attached label 'This sketch is the property of Messrs James Powell & Sons (Whitefriars) Ltd and must be returned to 98 / 100 Wigmore Street, London W.1; the execution of the work cannot proceed without it'. 14x9.5 inches.
  • Powell and Sons, James
    'Barrowby Church, Grantham', Lincolnshire. 'Lord now lettest / Thou Thy servant / depart in peace'. '1st from East, N. side'. ink and watercolour. Inscribed, dated '22.11.12', and signed 'Jas Powell & Sons / Whitefriars Glass Works / London E.C.4'. 15.75x10 inches. £300
  • Powell and Sons, James
    'Bath, Witham Friary', Somerset. Ink and watercolour. Inscribed and signed 'Jas.Powell & Sons / Whitefriars Glass Works / London EC4'. 10.25x15.25 inches. £175
  • Powell and Sons, James
    'Battle Church, Wales'. 'Gloria in Excelsis Deo, East Window'. Ink and watercolour. Inscribed, dated '11.4.12' and signed 'Jas.Powell & Sons / Whitefriars Glass Works / London E.C.'. 12.75x10.25 inches. £250
  • Powell and Sons, James
    'Beauworth, St James Church', Hampshire 'I am the Light of the World', 'Memorial to W.J.Godwin'. Ink and watercolour. Inscribed, dated '?29' and signed 'Jas.Powell & Sons / Whitefriars Glass Works / London E.C.4' 11.75x5.25 inches.
  • Powell and Sons, James
    'Berkswell Church', Warwickshire. John the Baptist. In and watercolour. Inscribed and signed, 'James Powell & Sons / (Whitefriars) Limited / 100 Wigmore Street, W1'. 10x7.25 inches. £175
  • Powell and Sons, James
    'Birkenhead, Cemetery Chapel', Liverpool. '…He died unto Sin…' Ink and watercolour. Inscribed, dated '31.7.18' and signed 'Jas.Powell & Sons / Whitefriars Glass Works / London E.C.'. 11.75x8 inches.
  • Powell and Sons, James
    'Birkenhead Cemetery Chapel', Liverpool. 'Whosoever Liveth / and believeth in Me / shall never die'. Ink and watercolour. Inscribed. Signed and dated 'Richard Farmer, Registrar, 31.7.18' and signed 'Jas.Powell & Sons / Whitefriars Glass Works / London EC.4'. 14.25x9.5 inches.
  • Powell and Sons, James
    'Bishopswood Church', Herefordshire. Mary and Infant Jesus. Ink and watercolour. Inscribed, dated '26.12.11' and signed 'Jas.Powell & Sons / Whitefriars Glass Works / London E.C.'. 9x5 inches.
  • Powell and Sons, James
    'Blakesley Church', Northamptonshire. 'Fides, Caritas, Spes'. Pen and ink. Inscribed. Also inscribed 'We do not loke the pose of this head (Fides) & neck, the head is bent over too much & looks almost deformed'. Signed 'James Powell & Sons / (Whitefriars) Limited / 100 Wigmore Street W1'. 15.5x12 inches.
  • Powell and Sons, James
    'Bletchley, St Mary's Church', Buckinghamshire. Ink and watercolour. Inscribed, dated '5.9.15' and signed 'Jas Powell & Sons / Whitefriars Glass Works / London EC'. 12x9.25 inches. £300
  • Powell and Sons, James
    'Box Church, Wiltshire'. 'He is not here, He is Risen'. Ink and watercolour. Inscribed, dated '1927' and signed 'James Powell & Sons / (Whitefriars) Limited / 100 Wigmore Street W1'. 14.25x11.25 inches. £300
  • Powell and Sons, James
    'Bradfield College Chapel', Berkshire. 'Prepare ye the way of / the Lord make His / paths straight', N. side of Nave, 2nd from East'. Ink and watercolour. Inscribed, dated '25.3.12'. Signed 'Jas. Powell & Sons / Whitefriars Glass Works / London E.C.'. 15x10 inches.
  • Powell and Sons, James
    'Bradford. The Parish Church', Yorkshire. 'Mary hath chosen…' Ink and watercolour. Inscribed and dated, '20.12.11' Signed 'Jas. Powell & Sons / Whitefriars Glass Works / London E.C.'. 11.25x9.25 inches. £275
  • Powell and Sons, James
    'Breckfa (sic Brechfa) Church', Carmarthenshire. 'I am the Resurrection / and the Life'. Ink and watercolour. Inscribed and signed 'Jas.Powell & Sons / (Whitefriars) Limited'. 14.75x10.25 inches. £300
  • Powell and Sons, James
    'Bridgend, St Illtyd's Church'. 'Fides / Caritas / Spes'. Ink and watercolour. Inscribed and signed 'Jas Powell & Sons / Whitefriars Glass Works / London E.C.4'. 7.25x8.75 inches. £175
  • Powell and Sons, James
    'Bridgend, St Illtyd's Church', Glamorganshire. The Archangel Michael. 'Centre window, North aisle'. Ink and watercolour. Inscribed and signed 'Jas.Powell & Sons / Whitefriars Glass Works / London E.C.4'. 10x5.5 inches. £225