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Learn about Morris & Co stained glass and William Morris's own contribution to this area of production.

The stained glass windows made by William Morris’ company are different to the work of the other mid-Victorian studios and yet never analogous to the windows that later typified the Arts and Crafts movement. This lecture will explore the nature of the firm’s work in the context of other stained glass studios and examine how we can understand Morris’ own contribution to the firm’s windows.

Jim Cheshire is Associate Professor of Cultural History at the University of Lincoln and works on 19th-century visual and material culture, Victorian medievalism and literary celebrity. His latest monograph, Tennyson and Mid-Victorian Publishing: Moxon, Poetry, Commerce was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016 and he has recently written essays for the Oxford Handbook of Victorian Medievalism the Bloomsbury Cultural History of the Interior, 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century and the Routledge Companion to William Morris.

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26 Upper Mall, Hammersmith, London, Greater London, W6 9TA

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